Genus:
Holcus L.

Holcus lanatus L.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit. to Europe and Caucasus. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, as animal food, a poison and a medicine and has environmental uses.

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Naturalizada y adventicia en Colombia; Alt. 1500 - 4000 m.; Andes, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
avena choclo, falsa poa, pasto lanoso, pasto lanudo, pasto poa, poa, poa azul, saboyá

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 1500 - 4000 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Introduced and naturalised in Colombia.
Conservation
Not Evaluated.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean. Elevation range: 1500–4000 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Caldas, Cauca, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Risara
Habit
Herb.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), desert, artificial - terrestrial.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 20-80(-120) cm long; 2-5 -noded. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with reflexed hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2.5(-4) mm long. Leaf-blades 4-20 cm long; 3-10 mm wide; mid-green, or grey-green. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; densely hairy; hairy on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong, or ovate; dense, or loose; (3-)7-14(-17) cm long; 1-8 cm wide. Panicle branches pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 4-6 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein ciliate. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; 4-6 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface asperulous; pubescent; hairy on veins. Upper glume apex obtuse; mucronate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; keeled; keeled above; 3-5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; male; elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns subapical; hooked; 1-2 mm long (enclosed by glumes).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 1.6-2.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Distribution
Europe: northern, central, southwestern, southeastern, and eastern. Africa: north, Macaronesia, and south. Asia-temperate: Soviet far east, Caucasus, western Asia, China, and eastern Asia. Asia-tropical: India and Malesia. Australasia: Australia and New Zealand. Pacific: north-central. North America: Subarctic, western Canada, eastern Canada, northwest USA, north-central USA, northeast USA, southwest USA, southeast USA, and Mexico. South America: Mesoamericana, Caribbean, northern South America, western South America, Brazil, and southern South America. Antarctic: Subantarctic islands.
Reference
Aveneae. TAC.

[UPB]
Use Medicines
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016).
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Poisons
Poisons.

Native to:

Albania, Algeria, Austria, Azores, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canary Is., Central European Rus, Corse, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kriti, Krym, Lebanon-Syria, Madeira, Morocco, Netherlands, North Caucasus, Northwest European R, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Selvagens, Sicilia, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

Extinct in:

Marion-Prince Edward

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Amsterdam-St.Paul Is, Amur, Antipodean Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Assam, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, California, Cape Provinces, Chatham Is., Chile Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Falkland Is., Finland, Georgia, Haiti, Hawaii, Iceland, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kerguelen, Kermadec Is., Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Maine, Marion-Prince Edward, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Panamá, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Réunion, Saskatchewan, South Australia, South Carolina, St.Helena, Taiwan, Tasmania, Tennessee, Texas, Tristan da Cunha, Uruguay, Utah, Venezuela, Vermont, Victoria, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin

Holcus lanatus L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Llano [s.n.], Tristan da Cunha K000298631
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000345011
Hooker, J.D. [523], South Africa K000345012
Drege [s.n.], South Africa K000345013
Salzmann [s.n.] K000345017
Salzmann [s.n.] K000345018
Salzmann [s.n.], Morocco K000345020
Cope, T.A. [RBG 207], United Kingdom K000914528
Smith, L.B. [15479], Brazil K001101045
Reitz [7843], Brazil K001101053
Clayton, W.D. [4210], Brazil K001101051
Hatschbach, G. [33541], Brazil K001101050
Hatschbach, G. [71603], Brazil K001101047
Reitz [7953], Brazil K001101054
Dombrowski, L.T. [6536], Brazil K001101052
Gonzalo, H. [5555], Spain K000808932
Brinker, J. [s.n.], Brazil K001101046
Hatschbach, G. [16130], Brazil K001101049
Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3579], Brazil K001101048
Grazziotin, G.G. [s.n.], Brazil K001101055
Ball, J. [s.n.] K000345019
Clayton, W.D. [4467], Brazil K001101056

First published in Sp. Pl.: 1048 (1753)

Accepted by

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Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

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Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
  • Gremmen, N. & Halbertsma, R.L. (2009). Alien plants and their impact on Tristan da Cunha 2: 1-307. Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP).
  • Gremmen, N.J.M. (1982). The vegetation of the Subantarctic islands Marion and Prince Edward: 1-149. Dr W. Junk publishers. The Hague, Boston, London.
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Useful Plants and Fungi of Colombia

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  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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