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Deschampsia domingensis Hitchc. & Ekman

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Deschampsia domingensis Hitchc. & Ekman, Misc. Pub U. S. Dep. Agr. 243: 67. 1936.
Perennial; culms tufted, erect, 60-90 cm. tall, from slender creeping rhizomes; sheaths glabrous, pale, somewhat papery; ligules membranaceous, acuminate, 8 mm. long; shorter on the innovations; blades folded or involute, glabrous, elongate, laxly upright, flexuous, mostly less than 1 mm. wide when folded; panicle open, 10-20 cm. long, the branches capillary, flexuous, scabrous, spreading, usually naked for half their length or more, the lower as much as 10 cm. long or more; spikelets on capillary pedicels, somewhat aggregate toward the ends of the branchlets; callus-hairs 0.5-2 mm. long, rather scant, the rachilla pilose; glumes 5-6 mm. long; lemmas 2.5-4 mm. long, thin, 4-toothed at the summit, the teeth acuminate, the two outer 0.5 mm. long; awn from near the base of the lemma, geniculate, the straight segment above the bend about 5 mm. long; palea as long as the lemma.
Type locality: Los Vallecitos del Yaque, Province of Azua, Cordillera Central, Dominican Republic (Ekman H J 3633 b).
Distribution: Moist places, high mountains of the Dominican Republic,
bibliographic citation
Albert Spear Hitchcock, Jason Richard Swallen, Agnes Chase. 1939. (POALES); POACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 17(8). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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