1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca parodiana (St.-Yves) Nicora

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles absent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1.5-2 mm long; truncate. Leaf-blades flat; 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; nodding; 30 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle branches flexuous; smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 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 1-1.5 mm long; scaberulous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 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 1-1.5 mm long; scaberulous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume linear; 2 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume linear; 3 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex attenuate; muticous. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 2 mm long. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. StYves 2004.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest

    Festuca parodiana (St.-Yves) Nicora appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hickenia 2: 267 (1998)

    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