1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Castellia Tineo

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Macaronesia, Medit., NE. Tropical Africa to NW. India.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 50-100 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles falcate. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single, or borne along a central axis; unilateral. Rhachis semiterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; 1-1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; with scarious margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface tuberculate. Lemma apex obtuse, or acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid. Hilum linear; 0.75 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Canary Is., Djibouti, Eritrea, Greece, Gulf States, India, Iran, Kriti, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Somalia, Spain, Sudan, Tunisia

    Castellia Tineo appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pl. Rar. Sicil.: 17 (1846)

    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