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This species is accepted, and its native range is Colombia to S. South America.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Rhizomes short. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 35-100 cm long. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 10-18 mm long; acuminate. Leaf-blades involute; 10-30 cm long; 2-3 mm wide; stiff.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-20 cm long; with spikelets clustered towards branch tips. Primary panicle branches drooping. Panicle branches flexible. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1 length of fertile spikelet; glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4-5.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal 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; 4-5.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal 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. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex erose; acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-5.4 mm long; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex erose; acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.6-3.5 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma apex erose; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.2-0.5 way up back of lemma; straight; 2-3.2 mm long overall. Rhachilla extension 1-1.7 mm long; pilose; hairy throughout; with 1.5 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.
Distribution
South America: western South America and southern South America.
Reference
Aveneae. Tovar 1995.

[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
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 3500 - 4000 m.; Andes.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
No Evaluada

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Bolivia, Chile Central, Chile North, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru

Deschampsia eminens (J.Presl) Saarela appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1988 Mandon, G. [1310], Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K000308422 isotype
Jan 1, 1988 Mandon, G. [1309], Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K000308421 holotype
Aug 13, 1983 Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465879
Feb 14, 1952 Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465848
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465847
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465849
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465850
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465851
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465852
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465853
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465854
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465855
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465856
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465857
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465858
Peru Calamagrostis eminens K001465859
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465860
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465861
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465862
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465863
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465864
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465865
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465866
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465867
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465868
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465869
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465870
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465871
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465872
Solomon, J.C. [18274], Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465873
Solomon, J.C. [18274], Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465874
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465875
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465876
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465877
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465878
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465880
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465881
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465882
Bolivia Calamagrostis eminens K001465949

First published in PhytoKeys 87: 89 (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

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de Colombia

  • ColPlantA (2021). "ColPlantA. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; http://www.colplanta.org/"

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Brako, L. & Zarucchi, J.L. (1993). Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Gymnosperms of Peru Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 45: i-xl, 1-1286. Missouri Botanical Garden.
  • Giraldo-Cañas, D. (2011). Catálogo de la familia Poaceae en Colombia Darwiniana 49: 139-247.
  • Renvoize, S.A. (1998). Gramineas de Bolivia: 1-644. 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.

Catálogo de Plantas y Líquenes de 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 K001465880
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465850
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465872
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465862
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465870
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465860
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465882
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465854
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465876
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465866
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465852
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465874
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465864
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465858
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465848
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465856
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465878
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465868
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465949
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465861
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465851
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465873
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465881
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465871
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465865
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465855
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465877
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465863
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465853
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465875
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465847
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465869
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465859
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465867
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465857
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465879
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew K001465849

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