1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Rehia Fijten

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. South America to N. & NE. Brazil.

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 12-19 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-5 fertile spikelets on each. Sexes mixed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Male spikelets pedicelled; 1 in a cluster. Pedicels filiform, or cuneate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3.
    Spikelets
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname

    Rehia Fijten appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Blumea 22: 416 (1975)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0