1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Ancistragrostis S.T.Blake

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea to NE. Australia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 6-10 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.8-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.8-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; cartilaginous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma apex emarginate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; hooked. Palea 0.6 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea, Queensland

    Ancistragrostis S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Blumea, Suppl. 3: 56 (1946)

    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