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

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/16/2012)
PlaceOfPublication Rel. Haenk. 1:242. 1830.
Synonym Vilfa ciliata Trin. Mem. Acad. St. Petersb. VI. Sci. Nat. 41:63. 1840.
Vilfa preslii Steud. Nom. Bot. ed. 2. 2:768. 1841.
Description Low annual; culms erect or decumbent at the base, 4-35 cm. high; sheaths mostly longer than the internodes, glabrous or sparsely papillose-hispid, ciliate on the margins; blades 2.5-10 cm. long, 3-5 mm. wide, flat, acuminate, the margins prominently papillose-ciliate, more or less papillose-pilose or papillose-hispid on both surfaces; panicles 2-12 cm. long, narrow, dense, purplish, the short slender branches appressed, floriferous to the base, sparsely covered with small glands; spikelets 1.6-1.8 mm. long; glumes acute, the first 0.5 mm. long, the second nearly as long as the spikelet; lemma similar but slightly longer than the second glume.
Distribution Savannas and grassy slopes at low altitudes, Honduras to Brazil.
Specimen CHIRIQUI: David, Hitchcock 8355, 8376; San Felix, Pittier 5195.
COCLE: Aguadulce, Pittier 4865; El Valle de Anton, Allen 2807.
CANAL ZONE: Corozal, Killip 4i88; Hitch- cock 9203.
PANAMA: Las Sabanas, Standley 25908; Hacienda La Joya, Dodge, Hunter, Steyermark d. Allen i6879; Panama, Standley 26886, 27732; Hitchcock 8405; Bella Vista, Killip I2033; Juan Diaz, Killip 4I33. Without locality, Haenke (TYPE).
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