1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Mniochloa Chase

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 5-20 cm long. Ligule absent. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Synflorescence on a separate leafless culm. Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes paired. Rhachis angular. Sexes segregated; on unisexual branches; with male conjugate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform, or cuneate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Mniochloa Chase appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 21: 185 (1908)

    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