1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca beamanii E.B.Alexeev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Guatemala.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 20-45 cm long. Culm-internodes smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; with 0.33 of their length closed; smooth. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; elliptic in section; 0.7-0.8 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation comprising 7 vascular bundles; with 5 inner ridges; with continuous uniform subepidermal sclerenchyma layer on the underside. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong; 8-9 cm long. Panicle branches flat; scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate, or ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5-5.2 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; rough above. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2-2.2 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous; with 0.33 of their length adorned. Apical sterile florets distinct from fertile; with internodes 3-3.2 mm long between them.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: Mesoamericana.
    Reference
    Poeae. Alexeev 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Guatemala

    Festuca beamanii E.B.Alexeev appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Zhurn. (Moscow & Leningrad) 66: 1500 (1981)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0