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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 50-70 cm long; 1 -noded. Culm-internodes smooth. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; smooth; glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades conduplicate, or involute, or convolute; 12-35 cm long; 2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth; puberulous; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins smooth. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 33 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 7-15 cm long. Panicle branches smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels smooth.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.3-3.6 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 6.5-7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 2 mm long overall. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels scabrous. Palea surface puberulous; hairy above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2.2-2.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Tovar 1995.

    Distribution

    Festuca glabrata Tovar appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. "Javier Prado" 16: 30 (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