1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lygeum Loefl. ex L.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 25-75 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; coriaceous; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; chartaceous. Spikelets solitary.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; urceolate; laterally compressed; 30-45 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; urceolate; laterally compressed; 30-45 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; much thinner above; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma margins fused below to those of opposing floret forming an urn. Lemma apex caudate. Palea 2 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Stigmas 1; papillose.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong. Embryo 0.25-0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum linear; 2 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Baleares, Egypt, Italy, Kriti, Libya, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia, Western Sahara

    Introduced into:

    West Himalaya

    Lygeum Loefl. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Gen. Pl. ed. 5: 27 (1754)

    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