1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puccinellia Parl.
      1. Puccinellia preslii (Hack.) Ponert

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. & Central Chile to W. Argentina.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 10-15 cm long. Culm-internodes terete; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle scaberulous above. Panicle contracted; linear; 6 cm long. Panicle axis glabrous. Panicle branches scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2 mm long; membranous; much thinner above; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure; stopping well short of apex. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy below; hairy on back. Lemma apex erose; obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Presl 2000.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile North

    Puccinellia preslii (Hack.) Ponert appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Feddes Repert. 84: 740 (1974)

    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