Place of Publication
Gayana, Bot. 53(2): 279 (1996)
Based on Stipa venusta Phil. "Chile, Tarapacá, de Socaire allata, Feb 1885, F. Philippi."
Peñailillo, P. 1996. Anatherostipa, a new genus of Poaceae (Stipeae). Gayana. Botánica 53(2): 277-284
Finot et al. (2017)
Finot, V.L. , Marticorena, A. , Rodríguez, R. , Muñoz, R.G. and , 2017. Systematic Diversity of the Family Poaceae (Gramineae) in Chile, In: Grillo, O. (ed.) The Dynamical Processes of Biodiversity - case studies of evolution and spatial distribution (pp 71-108) Intech. Available from:http://www.intechopen.com/books/the-dynamical-processes-of-biodiversity-case-studies-of-evolution-and-spatial-distribution/systematic-diversity-of-the-family-poaceae-gramineae-in-chile
Distribution and habitat
This species has a northern distribution in Chile from the Region of Arica to Region Antofagasta, from 3400 to 5000 m above sea level. It forms dense cushions in arid sandy soils (Finot, 2017).
Flowering from September to May.
This species is closely related to Anatherostipa boomanii which also has a similar distribution in Chile. It differs by its glabrous floret which has no hairs in A boomanii (Finot, 2017)