1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Neostapfia Burtt Davy

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending; 10-30 cm long. Leaves without demarcation between sheath and blade. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades viscid; aromatic.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; multilateral. Rhachis subterete; terminating in a sterile spikelet. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; subterete; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; subterete; 4-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma flabellate; membranous; without keel; 7-11 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex erose; truncate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2; sparsely hairy.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; laterally compressed. Embryo 1 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    California

    Neostapfia Burtt Davy appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Erythea 7: 43 (1899)

    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