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This species is accepted, and its native range is Bolivia.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 18-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 5-14 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 1; single; arcuate; unilateral; 2-5 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels reduced to a stump.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-3.5 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-3.5 mm long; 0.66-1 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 elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 3.5 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 2 in number; barren; in a clump; oblong; 2 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas truncate; lower awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 2-3 mm long; 1 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid, or obovoid; dorsally compressed; trigonous.
Distribution
South America: western South America.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Gr Bolivia 1997.

Native to:

Bolivia

Chloris boliviensis Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Renvoize, S.A. [4704], Bolivia K000308967

First published in Gramin. Bolivia: 347 (1998)

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.
  • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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