1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Reynaudia Kunth

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 15-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3-4 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned. Upper glume oblong; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; membranous; 3 -veined; awned. Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; laterally compressed.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica

    Reynaudia Kunth appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Révis. Gramin. 1: 195 (1830)

    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