1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Phippsia (Trin.) R.Br.
      1. Phippsia wilczekii Hack.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Argentina (Mendoza).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes elongated. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms decumbent; 2-6 cm long; 1 -noded. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1 mm long; obtuse. Leaf-blades curved; flat, or conduplicate; 1-2 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle contracted; linear; 1-3 cm long. Panicle branches stiff. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.5-2.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.5-2.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.6-0.9 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.7-1 mm long; 0.2-0.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; 2.5-2.8 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; keeled; 2-3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins less than two thirds length of lemma. Lemma apex erose; truncate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.5-0.6 mm long; acute. Stigmas terminally exserted.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Nic & Rug 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest

    Phippsia wilczekii Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 7: 321 (1909)

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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