1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Zotovia Edgar & Connor
      1. Zotovia thomsonii (Petrie) Edgar & Connor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand South Island to Antipodean Islands.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; cushion forming. Culms 2-12 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 0.5-1 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface ribbed. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 3-5 fertile spikelets. Panicle capitate; ovate; 0.5 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1.2 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 1.5 mm long; 0.33-0.5 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets similar; barren; without significant palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 3-4 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; cartilaginous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined; smooth; acuminate. Lemma of upper sterile floret elliptic; 3-4 mm long; 1 length of lower sterile floret; cartilaginous; acuminate; awned. Awn of upper sterile floret 1 mm long. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3.5 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lemma apex acute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia: New Zealand.
    Reference
    Ehrharteae. Cheeseman 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Antipodean Is., New Zealand South

    Zotovia thomsonii (Petrie) Edgar & Connor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Petrie, D. [s.n.], New Zealand Ehrharta thomsonii K000848963
    s.coll. [1106], New Zealand Ehrharta thomsonii K000848964

    First published in New Zealand J. Bot. 36: 573 (1998)

    Not accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Ehrharta thomsonii.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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