1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Psammochloa Hitchc.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mongolia to N. China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms scandent; 50-150 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed, or subterete; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed, or subterete; 10-11 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex truncate, or obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex truncate, or obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; subterete; chartaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pilose.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate; obtuse. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China North-Central, Inner Mongolia, Mongolia, Qinghai, Xinjiang

    Psammochloa Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 17: 140 (1927)

    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