Muhlenbergia andina

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Muhlenbergia andina
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Reino: Plantae
(sin rango): Monocots
(sin rango): Commelinids
Orden: Poales
Familia: Poaceae
Género: Muhlenbergia
Especie: Muhlenbergia andina
(Nutt.) Hitchc.

Muhlenbergia andina es una especie de la familia Poaceae conocida por el nombre común de foxtail muhly.


Es nativa del oeste de Norteamérica desde British Columbia a California y Texas, donde se le puede encontrar en hábitat de humedales tal como prados húmedos, pantanos y bancos de ríos.


Es una hierba perenne rizomatosa que alcanza una talla de 25 a 85 centímetros.

La inflorescencia es un racimo denso de ramas apegadas, verticales que llevan las espiguillas pequeñas, con pilosidades sedosas.


Retrato de Henry Ernest Muhlenberg a quien le dedicaron el género

Muhlenbergia andina fue descrita por (Nutt.) Hitchc. y publicado en Journal of Botany, British and Foreign 66: 141. 1928.[1]


Muhlenbergia: nombre genérico que fue otorgado en honor de Henry Ernest Muhlenberg.

andina: epíteto geográfico que alude a su localización en la Cordillera de los Andes.

  • Calamagrostis andina Nutt.
  • Muhlenbergia comata (Thurb.) Benth. ex Vasey
  • Vaseya comata Thurb. ex A.Gray[2][3]

Véase también[editar]


  1. «Muhlenbergia andina». Missouri Botanical Garden. Consultado el 26 de noviembre de 2014. 
  2. «Muhlenbergia andina». The Plant List. Consultado el 26 de noviembre de 2014. 
  3. «Muhlenbergia andina». Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Consultado el 26 de noviembre de 2014. 


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