1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Lithachne P.Beauv.
      1. Lithachne pinetii (C.Wright ex Griseb.) Chase

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cuba.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms slender; 10-20 cm long. Leaves cauline. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.1 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades reflexed; lanceolate, or ovate; 1-1.5 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in different inflorescences. Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1 fertile spikelets; axillary; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf. Peduncle flattened. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. Male spikelets pedicelled. Male inflorescence terminal; unlike female; of few spikelets (2-3). Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; linear, or lanceolate; 3-4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume apex caudate. Upper glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 1.3-1.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume apex caudate.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma obovate; laterally compressed; gibbous; triangular in profile; 3 mm long; indurate; pallid; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex truncate. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Male
    Male inflorescence terminal; unlike female; of few spikelets (2-3). Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; linear, or lanceolate; 3-4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous.
    Distribution
    South America: Caribbean.
    Reference
    Olyreae. Man W Indies.

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    Distribution

    Lithachne pinetii (C.Wright ex Griseb.) Chase appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wright, C. [1536], Cuba K000433378 isotype

    First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 21: 182 (1908)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    Sources

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

    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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