1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pentapogon R.Br.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 10-70 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface asperulous. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface asperulous. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex truncate; awned; 5 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 0.75 length of lemma.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia

    Introduced into:

    New Zealand South

    Pentapogon R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 173 (1810)

    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