1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Limnodea L.H.Dewey

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central & SE. U.S.A. to NE. Mexico.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 20-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins covering most of palea. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; geniculate. Palea 0.7 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Mexico Northeast, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas

    Limnodea L.H.Dewey appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Boyce, P.C. [979], Thailand Greenia 60304.000

    First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 2: 518 (1894)

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.

    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