1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Buergersiochloa Pilg.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 60-100 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Synflorescence on a separate leafless culm. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Sexes segregated; on unisexual branches; with male below. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Palea tightly convolute around flower; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; without keels. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 2-3. Stigmas 2.
    Spikelets
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous, or awned.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Buergersiochloa Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 52: 167 (1914)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
    The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

    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