Agrostopoa Davidse, Soreng & P. M. Peterson, a new genus endemic to the páramos of Colombia, is proposed. The genus includes two new species, A. barclayae Davidse, Soreng & P. M. Peterson and A. woodii Soreng, P. M. Peterson & Davidse, and a third species transferred from Muhlenbergia Schreber, A. wallisii (Mez) P. M. Peterson, Soreng & Davidse (lectotype designated here). A key for determining the species and illustrations of the three species are provided. Agrostopoa is placed in subfamily Pooideae because it has non-Kranz anatomy and lanceolate membranous lodicules, and in tribe Poeae where it differs from Agrostis L. by having carinate lemmas with a terminal awn or mucro, well-developed paleas, and peculiar synflorescences with recurved branches and fragile pedicels. It is classified near Poa L., but differs from that in its single-flowered spikelets that lack rachilla extensions and possess awned or mucronate lemmas.
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