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This species is accepted, and its native range is Juan Fernández Islands, Chile to S. Argentina.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms 50-120 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-3 mm long. Leaf-blades 12-30 cm long; 4-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 15-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed strongly; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 7-11 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 7-13 mm long; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-13 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 8-12 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; hairy at apex; apex fleshy. Hilum linear.
Distribution
Australasia: Australia and New Zealand. South America: southern South America.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Pat 1995.

Native to:

Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Juan Fernández Is.

Introduced into:

California, Chatham Is., New South Wales, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Oregon, Tasmania, Victoria, Washington

Bromus cebadilla Steud. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Gay, C. [714?], Chile K000308523
Chile K000308542
Philippi [s.n.], Santiago K000308540
Nation W. [s.n.], Chile K000308522
Lechler, W. [278], Chile K000308539
Philippi [s.n.], Chile K000308541

First published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 321 (1854)

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.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.
  • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2007). Flora of North America North of Mexico 24: 1-908. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.
  • Wilson, A. (ed.) (2009). Flora of Australia 44A: 1-410. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • 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.

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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/
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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