1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Paspalum L.
      1. Paspalum azuayense Sohns

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 25-65 cm long. Culm-internodes striate; smooth. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; glabrous on surface, or pilose; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 2-12 cm long; 4-6 mm wide; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-4; digitate; straight, or flexuous; unilateral; 2.4-5 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 2 cm long. Rhachis angular; 0.9-1 mm wide; dark-coloured. Raceme-bases pilose. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; plano-convex; 1.6-2.1 mm long; 1.2-1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; plano-convex; 1.6-2.1 mm long; 1.2-1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; dark brown; without keels. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; dark brown; pubescent; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2 mm long; indurate; pallid; without keel. Lemma surface striate. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; indurate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Sohns 2002.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Paspalum azuayense Sohns appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 9: 140 (1955)

    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.
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181.

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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