1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Calyptochloa C.E.Hubb.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 10-30 cm long; wiry. Lateral branches sparse. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; paucilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 5-7 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis subterete. Spikelet packing adaxial; lax. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 3-4.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface tuberculate; pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 1.3 length of fertile lemma; herbaceous; 5 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; lanceolate in profile; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Palea involute; 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 2 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid. Embryo 0.3 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Cleistogene
    Cleistogenes present; in upper sheaths.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Calyptochloa C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 33: t. 3210 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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