Koeleria loweana Quintanar, Catalán & Castrov.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Madeira.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Butt sheaths persistent and investing base of culm; with fibrous dead sheaths. Basal innovations intravaginal. Culms 25-100 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.8-2 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or convolute; 20-50 cm long; 3-10 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 15-35 cm long. Panicle branches pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-8(-10) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-8(-10) mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 5.5-8 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 6.5-9 mm long; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma obovate; 6-9 mm long; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; glabrous; 2-toothed. Anthers 3; 2.5-3.5 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum elliptic; 0.2-0.25 length of caryopsis.
Distribution
Africa: Macaronesia.
Reference
Poeae. WDC.

Native to:

Madeira

Koeleria loweana Quintanar, Catalán & Castrov. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2005 Lowe, R.T. [690], Madeira K000307992 Unknown type material Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Lemmon, C. [s.n.], Madeira K000307993 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Lowe, R.T. [690], Madeira K000307994 lectotype Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Webb, P.B. [s.n.], Madeira K000307995 Yes
Jan 1, 2005 Lowe, R.T. [690], Madeira K000307991 Unknown type material Yes

First published in Taxon 55: 668 (2006)

Accepted by

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

  • 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