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W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Deyeuxia ampliflora

HABIT Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 100 cm long. Culm-internodes scaberulous. Leaf-sheaths scaberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 7–10 mm long. Leaf-blades 25–55 cm long; 2–3 mm wide; coriaceous. Leaf-blade surface scabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open; elliptic; 35 cm long; 9 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending; 15–23 cm long.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1 length of fertile spikelet; pubescent.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 6.5–8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation 0.5 mm long. Floret callus pubescent. Floret callus hairs 0.5–0.7 mm long.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; purple; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 6.5–8 mm long; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; purple; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5–6 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.33 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 6.5–7 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 2.5–3 mm long; pubescent; with 0.8–1.2 mm long hairs.

FLOWER Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.

FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform. Disseminule comprising a floret.

DISTRIBUTION South America: western South America.

NOTES Aveneae. Tovar 1995.

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