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This species is accepted, and its native range is Central American Pacific Islands (Nuez Island).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 40-70 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades 25-50 cm long; 2.5-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes numerous; 50-60; borne along a central axis; closely spaced; in a multilateral false spike; unilateral; 2-5 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 10-12 cm long. Rhachis subterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.2 mm long; 0.4 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; laterally compressed; 2.6 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2.5-2.8 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong; 1.5 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 1.5-1.8 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; dorsally compressed; trigonous.
Distribution
South America: Mesoamericana.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

Central American Pac

Chloris paniculata Scribn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 38: 262 (1902)

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.
  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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