1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Airopsis Desv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Medit.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 3-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip pyriform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 1.2-1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 1.2-1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume orbicular; gibbous; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume orbicular; gibbous; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma orbicular; gibbous; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins pilose. Lemma apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; orbicular; dorsally compressed; plano-convex.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Corse, France, Italy, Morocco, Portugal, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia

    Airopsis Desv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. (Paris) 1: 200 (1808)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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