1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lycochloa Sam.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Medit.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 30-50 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-8 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelet packing distant. Spikelets deflexed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Rhachilla internodes pilose. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Rhachilla internodes pilose. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.66-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9-1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; chartaceous; keeled; 11 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; curved. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 1-3 in number; barren; in a clump; lanceolate. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; united; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Lebanon-Syria

    Lycochloa Sam. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ark. Bot. 25A(8): 4 (1933)

    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