1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Vulpiella (Batt. & Trab.) Burollet

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is W. & Central Medit.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 10-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear, or oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-18 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.66 length of upper glume; scarious; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.66 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; 1-keeled; 2-3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; laterally compressed; trigonous. Embryo 0.25-0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Baleares, Corse, France, Italy, Libya, Morocco, Sardegna, Sicilia, Spain, Tunisia

    Vulpiella (Batt. & Trab.) Burollet appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Serv. Bot. Tunisie 4(2): 68 (1927)

    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