1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Wangenheimia Moench

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 7-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; linear, or oblong; unilateral. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded; 2 -rowed. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes lateral; persistent; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume subulate; 0.8 length of upper glume; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume lanceolate; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 2-3 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia

    Wangenheimia Moench appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Methodus: 200 (1794)

    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