1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Simplicia Kirk

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 25-41.25-60 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open (1), or contracted (1). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets, or 2 fertile florets (1); with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.5-2.75-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets, or 2 fertile florets (1); with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2.5-2.75-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.7 length of upper glume; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.3-0.4-0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface smooth (1), or scaberulous (1); glabrous (1), or pubescent (1). Lemma apex acute; muticous (1), or mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 1-2 -veined; 1-keeled. Palea surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous; with a small lateral lobe. Anthers 2-3 (1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; laterally compressed. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Zealand North, New Zealand South

    Simplicia Kirk appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 29: 497 (1897)

    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