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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cuba to Hispaniola.

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-20 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 3-10 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade margins eglandular.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 3-10 cm long. Panicle branches glabrous in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 15-30 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 7-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 15-30 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 7-13 mm long; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas. Rhachilla internodes eventually visible between lemmas.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.5-0.7 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; 1.5-2 mm long; membranous; eglandular; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 0.75 mm long; truncate.
Distribution
South America: Caribbean.
Reference
Eragrostideae. Man Gr WI 1994.

Native to:

Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti

Eragrostis berteroniana (Schult.) Steud. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
K000308771

First published in Nomencl. Bot., ed. 2, 1: 562 (1840)

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.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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