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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 18:290. 1917.
Synonym Trichachloa berteroniana Schult. Mant. 2:209. 1824. Muhlenbergia berteroniana Kunth, Rev. Gram. 1:64. 1829. Arundinella peruviana Steud. Syn. PI. Glum. 1:115. 1854. Arundinella cubensis Griseb. Mem. Amer. Acad. (n. s.) 8:53 3. 1862.
Description Slender perennial; culms densely tufted, erect, 30-60 cm., or sometimes as much as 1 m. high, glabrous, the nodes appressed-pubescent; sheaths glabrous, sparsely hispid in the throat and on the collar, the margins glabrous or ciliate; ligule ciliate, very short; blades commonly 10-20 cm. long, 2-5 mm. wide, flat or sometimes involute, papillose or papillose-hispid; panicles 10-30 cm. long, rather lax, the ascending branches not densely-flowered, floriferous to the base; spikelets 4-5 mm. long, the slender awn of the fertile floret 8-12 mm. long, not twisted below, geniculate, the terminal portion spreading or reflexed.
Distribution Rocky river banks, Mexico and the West Indies to Brazil.
Specimen BOCAS DEL TORO: Carleton 2I6. COCLE: Rio Mata Ahogado, Allen I28, I40. PANAMA: Juan Diaz River, Killip 426I; Quebrada La Palma, Dodge d Allen I736I; Quebrada Peluca, Steyermark d Allen I725I; Rio Chilibre, Piper 5272.
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