1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Alopecurus L.
      1. Alopecurus hitchcockii Parodi

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Peru to NW. Argentina.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 20-40 cm long. Leaf-sheaths inflated; glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades 5-12 cm long; 1-4 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear, or oblong; 1.5-3.5 cm long; 0.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with evident branchlets on axis. Panicle axis with rounded ribs. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-3.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-3.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes free; similar; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume oblong; 3-3.2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; purple, or black; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume oblong; 3-3.2 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; purple, or black; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex truncate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 3-3.2 mm long; membranous; keeled; 4 -veined. Lemma apex truncate; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.33 way up back of lemma; straight; 1-1.5 mm long overall; not or scarcely exserted from spikelet. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a spikelet.
    Distribution
    South America: western South America.
    Reference
    Aveneae. Gr Peru 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Peru

    Alopecurus hitchcockii Parodi appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Macbride, J.F. [3078], Peru K000308501

    First published in Revista Fac. Agron. Veterin. 7: 366 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • 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.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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.
    • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286.

    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