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

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 60-65 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length; puberulous. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades 20-40 cm long; 3-5 mm wide; 8-10 cm long at summit of culm. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy adaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 20-25 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 6-12 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; with lower narrower than upper; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-4.2 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 acuminate, or setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-5.5 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; rough above. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 6.5-7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous; rough above. Lemma apex acuminate; muticous, or mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface puberulous; hairy above. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 3.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Tovar 1995.

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    Distribution

    Festuca longivaginata Tovar appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cerrate, E. [2474], Peru K000433650 isotype

    First published in Mem. Mus. Hist. Nat. "Javier Prado" 16: 34 (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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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