1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Mesosetum Steud.
      1. Mesosetum elytrochaetum (Hack.) Swallen

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Goiás).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 40-50 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; involute; 2-15 cm long; 1 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; unilateral; 4-6 cm long. Rhachis narrowly winged; angular; 0.7 mm wide; ciliate on margins. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. Pedicels reduced to a stump; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; obtuse; 3-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; obtuse; 3-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 1-keeled; keeled above; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous; with a transverse fringe of hair. Upper glume apex emarginate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; winged on margins (above); 5 -veined; with dorsal tufts of hair; 2 hair tufts in all; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; keeled above. Lemma margins flat. Lemma apex acute; pubescent. Palea cartilaginous.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Swallen.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil West-Central

    Mesosetum elytrochaetum (Hack.) Swallen appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 2013 Hatschbach, G. [60286], Brazil K000982414
    Jan 1, 1986 Irwin, H.S. [32768], Brazil K000982415
    Pirani, J.R. [1866], Brazil K000982413
    Longhi-Wagner, H.M. [3934], Brazil K000982523
    Glaziou, A.F.M. [22454], Brazil K000643303

    First published in Brittonia 3: 370 (1937)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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