1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Oreochloa Link

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes absent (1), or short (1), or elongated (2). Culms 5-18.25-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform (2), or linear (2); stiff (1), or firm (3).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; oblong; unilateral. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets, or 5-7 fertile florets (3); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-5.625-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous (3), or pilose (1).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets, or 5-7 fertile florets (3); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4-5.625-7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous (3), or pilose (1).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined, or 2-3 -veined (3). Lower glume lateral veins absent, or obscure (3). Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.5-0.69-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined, or 2-3 -veined (3). Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure (3/3). Lemma surface puberulous (2), or pubescent (1), or pilose (1). Lemma apex acute; muticous, or mucronate (2). Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Austria, Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Oreochloa Link appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hort. Berol. 1: 44 (1827)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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