1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Chamaeraphis R.Br.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is N. Australia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 25-60 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a bilateral false spike; bearing 1 spikelet. Central inflorescence axis flattened. Rhachis deciduous from axis; terminating in a barren extension; extension bristle-like. Spikelet packing abaxial. Raceme-bases linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 6-8 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; dorsally compressed; 6-8 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets. Upper glume linear; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 2-keeled; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret linear, or oblong; coriaceous; 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma lanceolate; cartilaginous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea cartilaginous; without keels.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Northern Territory, Queensland

    Chamaeraphis R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 193 (1810)

    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

    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