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This species is accepted, and its native range is N. Chile.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect; 8-40 cm long; 1-4 -noded. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-3 mm long; erose. Leaf-blades 2-15 cm long; 1-4 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong; 6-15 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1.2-2.5 mm long; glabrous. Floret callus pubescent; hairy on the margins; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1.2-2.5 mm long; glabrous. Floret callus pubescent; hairy on the margins; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 4.1-4.6 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume linear; 5.2-6 mm long; 0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 8-10 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous to pubescent. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; with lobes 0.5-1 mm long; incised 0.1 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; geniculate; with twisted column. Palea lanceolate; 6-9 mm long; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; 0.2-0.3 mm long. Anthers 3; 1 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; without sulcus; 6 mm long; hairy at apex; apex fleshy.
Distribution
South America: southern South America.
Reference
Bromeae. Mathei 2002.

Native to:

Chile North

Bromus gunckelii Matthei appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gayana, Bot. 43: 62 (1986)

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.
  • 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.

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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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