Bouteloua stolonifera Scribn.

This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Mexico.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present. Culms erect; 5-15 cm long. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 4-8 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Dioecious. Inflorescence composed of racemes; deciduous as a whole. Racemes 1; single; arcuate; unilateral; 2-2.5 cm long. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing 2 -rowed. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear. Male inflorescence similar to female; a single raceme; with pectinate racemes. Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; with rudimentary apical florets (1 floret); persistent; lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; hairy. Male spikelet glumes 2; muticous. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous (but rudiment 3-awned).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 6-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Floret callus pubescent (briefly).
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 6-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Floret callus pubescent (briefly).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume linear; 5-7 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 6-7 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn 3-4 mm long overall. Lateral lemma awns 1-2 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea 0.75 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea apex awned; awns 0.5-1 mm long. Apical sterile florets 2-3 in number; barren; in a clump; linear; 1 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 3 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 10-15 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 3 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; 2.5 mm long. Embryo 0.66 length of caryopsis.
sex Male
Male inflorescence similar to female; a single raceme; with pectinate racemes. Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; with rudimentary apical florets (1 floret); persistent; lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; hairy. Male spikelet glumes 2; muticous. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous (but rudiment 3-awned).
Distribution
North America: Mexico.
Reference
Cynodonteae. WDC.

Native to:

Mexico Northeast

Bouteloua stolonifera Scribn. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Pringle, C.G. [3174], Mexico Cyclostachya stolonifera K000309065 isotype Yes

First published in Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 43: 306 (1891)

Not 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. [Cited as Cyclostachya stolonifera.]

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    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 2022. 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 2022. 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