1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Uranthoecium Stapf

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 30-40 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a bilateral false spike; appressed; oblong; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-4 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis flattened; disarticulating at nodes. Rhachis angular; terminating in a barren extension; extension subulate. Spikelet packing abaxial; crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8.3-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8.3-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; 2-keeled; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex truncate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; coriaceous; 7-9 -veined; sulcate; caudate. Palea of lower sterile floret becoming indurate on keels at maturity; winged on keels. Fertile lemma ovate; indurate; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex rostrate. Palea indurate; 2 -veined.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

    Uranthoecium Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 31: t.3073 (1916)

    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