1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Stipa L.
      1. Stipa milleana Hitchc.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; 3-6 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or retrorsely scabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Collar pubescent. Leaf-blades 30-40 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; interrupted; dense; 20-40 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed, or ascending; 2-5 cm long. Panicle axis smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.3 mm long; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief; 0.3 mm long; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume apex setaceously attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6 mm long; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; 2 mm long; coriaceous; mid-green, or light brown; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma hairs 1 mm long. Lemma apex surmounted by a ring of hairs; with this appendage 2-3 mm long; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn geniculate; 10-13 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea 2 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Stipeae. Hitchcock 1995.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ecuador

    Stipa milleana Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Spruce, R. [5958], Ecuador K000201343

    First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 24: 269 (1925)

    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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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