1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca divergens Tovar

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 20-34 cm long; 0 -noded. Leaf-sheaths smooth; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades filiform; involute, or convolute; 5-14 cm long; 1 mm wide; 5-7 cm long at summit of culm. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse, or abruptly acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 6-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels smooth, or scaberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 12-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes smooth.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 5.5-6 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-8 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 10-12 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein thickened. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 4-7 mm long overall. Palea 3.5-4 mm long; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.3-1.7 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Tovar 1995.

    Distribution

    Festuca divergens Tovar appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. "Javier Prado" 16: 51 (1972)

    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.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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