US-306389). ca. 3 mi NW of Cananea, road to microwave station N

US-306389). ca. 3 mi NW of Cananea, road to microwave station N of Mexico Highway 2, ca. 7000ft [2135 m], 31.036 , 110.375 , 19 Mar 1982, R.J.Soreng 1780 R.W.Spellenberg (NMC, US, population sample: 5, 2n = 28; Soreng 1990, cpDNA voucher). Santa Cruz, Parry s.n., [Mexican Boundary Survey ] (GH, very sparse pubescent, pubescent to sparse pubescent, intermediates; another label on same GH sheet says Munro 165, G.Thurber Herb.). Sierra del Pinito, [30.5 , 109.5 ], 2500 m, 9 Apr 1977, J.L.Fernandez 3 (ARIZ). Sierra Guacomea, Pozo del Santo Nino, Rancho La Alameda, 31?3’22″N, 110?8’06″W, 1472 m, 5 Apr 2005, A.L.Reina-G. 2005-562, T.R.VanDevender J.FPS-ZM1MedChemExpress FPS-ZM1 Ruiz-C. (ARIZ, US); ditto, Rancho La Arboleda, Arroyo El Volteadero, 31?3’10″N, 110?7’04″W, 1385 m, 2 Apr 2005, T.R.VanDevender 2005-493, A.L.Reina-G. J.Ruiz-C. (ARIZ, US). Discussion. This subspecies has glabrous lemmas and short ligules, and is the most common subspecies of P. fendleriana in Mexico. It is often sexually reproducing with dioecious populations and staminate plants are common, but sometimes apomictic individuals with pistillate spikelets are found. Intermediates have sparsely pubescent lemmas and are almost always pistillate. Distribution maps of the subspecies, distribution of staminate and pistillate plants, and a discussion of the breeding system and fossil record is given in Soreng and Van Devender (1989). Hitchcock (1913) suggestedRobert J. Soreng Paul M. Peterson / PhytoKeys 15: 1?04 (2012)this taxon (P. albescens) is allied to Poa chilensis Trin. (= P. holciformis J. Presl) from Argentina and Chile, a member of P. sect. Dioicopoa E. Desv., but DNA data have shown that is not the case (Gillespie et al. 2009).8b. Poa fendleriana subsp. fendleriana http://species-id.net/wiki/Poa_fendleriana_fendleriana Fig. 8 C Description. Leaf collars often scabrous or hispidulous near the throat; ligules of middle cauline leaves 0.2?.2(?.5) mm long, not decurrent abaxially scabrous, upper margin usually scabrous or ciliolate, apices truncate to rounded; sterile shoot blades usually scabrous or softly puberulent adaxially. Spikelet rachilla usually smooth and glabrous; lemmas long villous on keels and marginal veins, between veins glabrous or infrequently softly puberulent; palea keels and between keels infrequently puberulent. 2n = 56. Distribution. The subspecies is found throughout the range of the species, but is rare to MS-275 price absent from much of the westernmost part of the USA range. In Mexico the subspecies is found in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Sonora. Ecology. Where the ranges of the subspecies overlap this subspecies often occurs in slightly drier and more open habitats than P. subsp. albescens, and more mesic and cooler habitats than P. subsp. longiligula. In Mexico this subspecies can tolerate some disturbance as most of the plants are apomictic, except in Coahuila. The subspecies is found in canyons and rocky slopes, from upper arid grasslands (margins) and chaparral of with scrubby species of Quercus, Arbutus, Juniperus, Vaqualina, and Cercocarpus to Hudsonian coniferous forests. Like P. fendleriana subsp. albescens, this subspecies is primarily restricted to regions with summer monsoons and some winter snows, and ranges from 1900?200 m. Flowering in spring. Specimens examined. Mexico. Baja California: 4.5 mi S of summit of Cerro 1905, Portezuelo de Jamau, 31?4’N, 115?6’W, 1900 m, 20 Apr 1974, R.Moran 21232 (TAES, WYAC intermediate between P. fendleriana subsp.US-306389). ca. 3 mi NW of Cananea, road to microwave station N of Mexico Highway 2, ca. 7000ft [2135 m], 31.036 , 110.375 , 19 Mar 1982, R.J.Soreng 1780 R.W.Spellenberg (NMC, US, population sample: 5, 2n = 28; Soreng 1990, cpDNA voucher). Santa Cruz, Parry s.n., [Mexican Boundary Survey ] (GH, very sparse pubescent, pubescent to sparse pubescent, intermediates; another label on same GH sheet says Munro 165, G.Thurber Herb.). Sierra del Pinito, [30.5 , 109.5 ], 2500 m, 9 Apr 1977, J.L.Fernandez 3 (ARIZ). Sierra Guacomea, Pozo del Santo Nino, Rancho La Alameda, 31?3’22″N, 110?8’06″W, 1472 m, 5 Apr 2005, A.L.Reina-G. 2005-562, T.R.VanDevender J.Ruiz-C. (ARIZ, US); ditto, Rancho La Arboleda, Arroyo El Volteadero, 31?3’10″N, 110?7’04″W, 1385 m, 2 Apr 2005, T.R.VanDevender 2005-493, A.L.Reina-G. J.Ruiz-C. (ARIZ, US). Discussion. This subspecies has glabrous lemmas and short ligules, and is the most common subspecies of P. fendleriana in Mexico. It is often sexually reproducing with dioecious populations and staminate plants are common, but sometimes apomictic individuals with pistillate spikelets are found. Intermediates have sparsely pubescent lemmas and are almost always pistillate. Distribution maps of the subspecies, distribution of staminate and pistillate plants, and a discussion of the breeding system and fossil record is given in Soreng and Van Devender (1989). Hitchcock (1913) suggestedRobert J. Soreng Paul M. Peterson / PhytoKeys 15: 1?04 (2012)this taxon (P. albescens) is allied to Poa chilensis Trin. (= P. holciformis J. Presl) from Argentina and Chile, a member of P. sect. Dioicopoa E. Desv., but DNA data have shown that is not the case (Gillespie et al. 2009).8b. Poa fendleriana subsp. fendleriana http://species-id.net/wiki/Poa_fendleriana_fendleriana Fig. 8 C Description. Leaf collars often scabrous or hispidulous near the throat; ligules of middle cauline leaves 0.2?.2(?.5) mm long, not decurrent abaxially scabrous, upper margin usually scabrous or ciliolate, apices truncate to rounded; sterile shoot blades usually scabrous or softly puberulent adaxially. Spikelet rachilla usually smooth and glabrous; lemmas long villous on keels and marginal veins, between veins glabrous or infrequently softly puberulent; palea keels and between keels infrequently puberulent. 2n = 56. Distribution. The subspecies is found throughout the range of the species, but is rare to absent from much of the westernmost part of the USA range. In Mexico the subspecies is found in Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, and Sonora. Ecology. Where the ranges of the subspecies overlap this subspecies often occurs in slightly drier and more open habitats than P. subsp. albescens, and more mesic and cooler habitats than P. subsp. longiligula. In Mexico this subspecies can tolerate some disturbance as most of the plants are apomictic, except in Coahuila. The subspecies is found in canyons and rocky slopes, from upper arid grasslands (margins) and chaparral of with scrubby species of Quercus, Arbutus, Juniperus, Vaqualina, and Cercocarpus to Hudsonian coniferous forests. Like P. fendleriana subsp. albescens, this subspecies is primarily restricted to regions with summer monsoons and some winter snows, and ranges from 1900?200 m. Flowering in spring. Specimens examined. Mexico. Baja California: 4.5 mi S of summit of Cerro 1905, Portezuelo de Jamau, 31?4’N, 115?6’W, 1900 m, 20 Apr 1974, R.Moran 21232 (TAES, WYAC intermediate between P. fendleriana subsp.

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