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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 30-150 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 3-5.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; membranous; 0 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 3 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales

    Potamophila R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 211 (1810)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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