1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Polevansia De Winter

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Africa.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 8-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a multilateral false spike; unilateral. Rhachis flattened. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Lesotho

    Polevansia De Winter appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 9: 130 (1966)

    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