1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Schizachne Hack.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Europe to Temp. Asia, N. America.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 35-50 cm long. Leaf-sheaths open for most of their length. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; herbaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 7 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical. Palea 0.6 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; united; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Temperate Asia, or North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Alberta, Altay, Amur, British Columbia, Buryatiya, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, East European Russia, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Irkutsk, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Khabarovsk, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kuril Is., Labrador, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Masachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Québec, Rhode I., Sakhalin, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tuva, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yukon

    Schizachne Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 7: 322 (1909)

    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