1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Brachypodium P.Beauv.
      1. Brachypodium pringlei Scribn. ex Beal

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mexico.

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    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    North America: Mexico.
    Reference
    Brachypodieae. WDC 2001.

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    Distribution

    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.

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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