1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca parodii St.-Yves

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW. Argentina.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 40-60 cm long; 2-3 -noded. Culm-internodes terete; striate; smooth, or scaberulous; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; 20-30 cm long; 0.8-0.9 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade venation comprising 10 vascular bundles; with 6 inner ridges; with 17 subepidermal sclerenchyma strands; with subepidermal sclerenchyma attached to veins above and below; without layer of subepidermal sclerenchyma masking vein striation. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; dense; 6-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle axis scabrous. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-7.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.6-0.7 mm long; smooth.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-7.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.6-0.7 mm long; smooth.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 4.5-5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4.5-5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma apex acuminate; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 2.5-3 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; glabrous. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Turpe 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest

    Festuca parodii St.-Yves appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Candollea 3: 308 (1927)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.

    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