1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Hakonechloa Makino ex Honda

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Stolons present. Culms erect; 40-70 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Japan

    Introduced into:

    Brazil Southeast, Utah

    Hakonechloa Makino ex Honda appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Fac. Sci. Univ. Tokyo, Sect. 3, Bot. 3: 113 (1930)

    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