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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dichanthelium (Hitchc. & Chase) Gould
      1. Dichanthelium nudicaule (Vasey) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. U.S.A.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 40-60 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Lateral branches sparse. Leaves heterophyllous with a basal winter rosette. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades 4-10 cm long; 5-8 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 4-7 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.7-2.9 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 2.7-2.9 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.7-2.9 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Man US Grass 2004.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Dichanthelium nudicaule (Vasey) B.F.Hansen & Wunderlin appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Novon 11: 367 (2001)

    Not accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-71827. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. [Cited as Panicum nudicaule.]

    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 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