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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms 50-100 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; flat, or involute; 6-8 cm long; 1-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open, or contracted; lanceolate; 9-18 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches sparsely divided. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-35 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-35 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; 5-10 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 8-15 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 10-25 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 4 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
South America: southern South America.
Reference
Bromeae. Fl Pat 1995.

Native to:

Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South

Bromus setifolius J.Presl appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Dusén, P. [5649], Argentina K000308527
King, Chile K000308529
Chile K000308530

First published in C.B.Presl, Reliq. Haenk. 1: 261 (1830)

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.
  • 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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • 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.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
© 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 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