1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Psammagrostis C.A.Gardner & C.E.Hubb.

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent, or prostrate; 4-35 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes, or comprising only a few spikelets; terminal and axillary; deciduous as a whole; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spatheole lanceolate; herbaceous. Peduncle widened at apex; disarticulating. Racemes single; unilateral; bearing 1 spikelet, or few fertile spikelets; bearing 1-3 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis flattened. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-8.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-8.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1.1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma apex obtuse; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; oblong; trigonous. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Western Australia

    Psammagrostis C.A.Gardner & C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 34: t. 3361 (1938)

    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