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This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mexico.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; culms solitary. Culms geniculately ascending; 25-60 cm long; wiry. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5 mm long; erose. Leaf-blades 7-15 cm long; 3-6 mm wide; flaccid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; bilateral; 2-4 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1-4 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis glabrous on surface. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; contiguous. Spikelets appressed, or ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 19-23 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 19-23 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 4 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins prominent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 6 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins prominent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
North America: Mexico.
Reference
Brachypodieae. WDC 2001.

Native to:

Mexico Northeast

Brachypodium pringlei Scribn. ex Beal appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Pringle, C.G. [2525], Mexico K000308543 isotype

First published in Grass. N. Amer. 2: 627 (1896)

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.
  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

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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/
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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