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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long; wiry. Leaves mostly basal. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 5-10 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform, or linear; 5-10 cm long; 1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate, or pyramidal; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches 2-3 -nate. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pilose; with 2 mm long hairs.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pilose; with 2 mm long hairs.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; shiny. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-7 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 5-7 mm long; 1.5-1.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein smooth, or scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 3-4 mm long; membranous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.1 way up back of lemma; straight; 2-6 mm long overall. Palea 3-4 mm long; hyaline. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 1.2 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 1.5 mm long. Hilum punctiform. Endosperm farinose.
Distribution
North America: Mexico.
Reference
Aveneae. Fl Nov Gal 1994.

Native to:

Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Southwest

Deschampsia liebmanniana (E.Fourn.) Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 17: 323 (1913)

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.
  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Dávila, P., Mejia-Saulés, M.T., Gómez-Sánchez, N., Valdés-Reyna, J., Ortíz, J.J., Morín, C., Castrejón, J. & Ocampo, A. (2006). Catálogo de las Gramíneas de México: 1-671. CONABIO, México city.

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