1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Austrochloris Lazarides

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blade midrib evident.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes paired, or digitate; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; dorsally compressed; 4.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; dorsally compressed; 4.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes lower persistent, upper deciduous; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally compressed; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; biconvex.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Austrochloris Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Austral. J. Bot., Suppl. Ser. 5: 33 (1972)

    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