1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Anomochloa Brongn.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Brazil.

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 50-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence compound; linear. Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; herbaceous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels tip pyriform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; deciduous; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 10-17 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; much thinner above; without keel; 9-15 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins convolute. Lemma apex caudate; with a conical beak. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules represented by a ring of hairs. Anthers 4. Stigmas 1; papillose.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; laterally compressed; apex rostrate. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Anomochloa Brongn. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 3, 16: 368 (1851)

    Accepted by

    • Soreng, R.J., Davidse, G., Peterson, P.M., Zuloaga, F.O., Judziewicz, E.J., Filgueiras, T.S. & Morrone, O. (eds.) (2005). Catalogue of New World Grasses project. TROPICOS,the Missouri Botanical Garden's on-line taxonomic database http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/nwgc.html.

    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