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This species is accepted, and its native range is Paraguay to NE. Argentina.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present. Culms geniculately ascending; 30-45 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-20 cm long; 4-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface smooth to scabrous; rough on both sides.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-5; digitate; arcuate; unilateral; 6-6.5 cm long. Rhachis angular; scabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; 11 spikelets per cm. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.1-2.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.1-2.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2.1-2.2 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute, or acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.7-2.9 mm long; 1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute, or acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 2.1-2.9 mm long; 0.9-1.1 mm wide; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliate and pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate and pubescent. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 0.7-1 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; elliptic; 1 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 0.3-0.5 mm long; 1 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 0.7 mm long. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; trigonous.
Distribution
South America: southern South America.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson 1997.

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Paraguay

Chloris sesquiflora Burkart appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Burkart, A. [25.676], Argentina K000308977 isotype

First published in Bol. Soc. Argent. Bot. 12: 287 (1968)

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.
  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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