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This species is accepted, and its native range is Ecuador.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; 20-40 cm long. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 6-15 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades 8-15 cm long; 2-5 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade apex abruptly acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Panicle contracted; oblong; 6-15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending. Panicle axis dominant. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1 length of lemma.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. Floret callus hairs 1 length of lemma.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume linear; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume linear; 4-5 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 2 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma apex dentate; 4 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.25 way up back of lemma; straight; 5-6 mm long overall. Rhachilla extension 0.5-1 mm long; pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 0.5 mm long.
Distribution
South America: western South America.
Reference
Aveneae. WDC 2004.

Native to:

Ecuador

Deschampsia aurea (Munro ex Wedd.) Saarela appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1988 Jameson, W. [836], Ecuador Calamagrostis aurea K000308462 isotype
Jan 1, 1988 Jameson, W. [496?], Ecuador Calamagrostis aurea K000308463 isotype

First published in PhytoKeys 87: 87 (2017)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Jørgensen, P.M. & León-Yánez, S. (eds.) (1999). Catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Ecuador Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 75: i-viii, 1-1181. Missouri Botanical Garden.

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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/
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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