1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Festuca Tourn. ex L.
      1. Festuca setifolia Steud. ex Griseb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru (Puno).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 25-45 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2.5-5 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 10-35 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 8-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes scaberulous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; with lower narrower than upper; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5-5.7 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1-2 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America and southern South America.
    Reference
    Poeae. Tovar 2004.

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    Distribution

    Festuca setifolia Steud. ex Griseb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 1982 Hohenacker, R.F. [1826?], Peru K000433594 isolectotype

    First published in Abh. Königl. Ges. Wiss. Göttingen 19: 251 (1874)

    Accepted by

    • Ospina, J.c. & al. (2016). Multivariate analysis and taxonomic delimination within the Festuca setifolia complex (Poaceae) Systematic Botany 41: 727-746.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Ospina, J.c. & al. (2016). Multivariate analysis and taxonomic delimination within the Festuca setifolia complex (Poaceae) Systematic Botany 41: 727-746.

    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