1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Nephelochloa Boiss.

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 13-25 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes; sterile at lowest node. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-5.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; lanceolate in profile; membranous; much thinner above; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.2 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea 0.66 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Nephelochloa Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient. 5: 72 (1844)

    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