1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Zygochloa S.T.Blake

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms geniculately ascending; 100-150 cm long; woody. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Dioecious. Synflorescence compound; globose. Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; terminal and axillary; deciduous as a whole; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole expanded; ovate; scarious. Peduncle disarticulating. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. Male spikelets sessile. Male inflorescence similar to female; a spathate compound head. Male spikelets similar to female but less developed; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes 2.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 6-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 6-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; chartaceous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma ovate; indurate; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid.
    Male
    Male inflorescence similar to female; a spathate compound head. Male spikelets similar to female but less developed; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes 2.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia

    Zygochloa S.T.Blake appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pap. Dept. Biol. Univ. Queensland 1(19): 7 (1941)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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