1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eriochloa Kunth
      1. Eriochloa boliviensis Renvoize

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 80-140 cm long. Culm-internodes terete. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 10-55 cm long; 4-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 3-6; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 1.5-3 cm long. Rhachis angular; pilose on surface; ciliate on margins. Spikelet packing crowded. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; villous; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; herbaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; acuminate. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse; pubescent; muticous. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gr Bolivia 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Eriochloa boliviensis Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Renvoize, S.A. [4606], Bolivia K000643645
    Hatschbach, G.G. [36086], Brazil K001078320

    First published in Kew Bull. 50: 343 (1995)

    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.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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.
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    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