Place of Publication
Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 649 (1856)
Philippi R.A. (1856b)
Philippi, R.A. 1856. Bemerkungen über die Flora der Insel Juan Fernandez. Botanische Zeitung (Berlin) 14:641-711
Baeza et al. (2002)
Baez, C M , Stuessy, T F and Marticorena, C 2002. Notes on the Poaceae of the Robinson Crusoe (Juan Fernández) Islands, Chile. Brittonia 54(3): 154–163.
Distribution and habitat
Since its first discovery in 1854 by Rudolph A Philippi, this species has not been relocated, despite exhaustive searches by numerous field botanists. It is thought to have occurred in Isla Más a Tierra (Robinson Crusoe Island) in the area occupied by the village of San Juan Bautista. The introduction of herbivores probably led to its extinction.