1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Danthonia DC.
      1. Danthonia boliviensis Renvoize

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms erect; 15-60 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 5-15 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 4-9 fertile spikelets. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle open; oblong; 2-6 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 9-16.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 9-16.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 9-16.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume linear; 9-16.5 mm long; 1.5-2.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 6 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pilose; hairy at base. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.5-0.6 of lemma length; acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 5-8 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Arundineae. Gr Bolivia 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Danthonia boliviensis Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wood, J.R.I. [9566], Bolivia K000702519
    Wood, J.R.I. [10778], Bolivia K000702520
    Wood, J.R.I. [8034], Bolivia K000702521
    Wood, J.R.I. [22567], Bolivia K000702522
    Wood, J.R.I. [14678], Bolivia K000702524
    Beck, S.G. [18103], Bolivia K000702523

    First published in Gramin. Bolivia: 260 (1998)

    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.

    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