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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
Species ERIOCHLOA DISTACHYA
PlaceOfPublication Nov. Gen. & Sp. 1:95. pl. 30. 1815.
Description Low freely branching perennial; culms 10-40 cm. high, slender, erect or geniculate-ascending, densely pubescent below the inflorescence, the nodes bearded, otherwise glabrous; sheaths glabrous or sparsely pilose, with a small tuft of hairs in the throat; ligule densely ciliate, less than 0.5 mm. long; blades 3-15 cm. long, 2-5 mm. wide, flat, acuminate, erect, glabrous, or sparsely pilose on the upper surface, the margins finely scabrous; inflorescence long-exserted, composed of 1 or 2 divergent distant, short racemes; racemes 1-2 cm. long, straight or somewhat curved, densely villous; spikelets 3 mm. long, pectinate, the pedicels with long hairs at the summit; second glume and sterile lemma bluntly acute, densely villous with appressed hairs; fruit 2.4 mm. long, oblong, blunt, pale, awnless, with a few long hairs at the tip.
Distribution Savannas at low altitudes, Guatemala to Paraguay.
Specimen COCLE: Ola, Pittier 5043. PANAMA: between Las Sabanas and Matias Hernaindez, Standley 3186I; Rio Tecu'men, Standley 266I3, 29398; Rio Chico, Killip 4228.
Note Known as "cepillito montafioso" in Panama.
 
 
 
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