1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Plagiantha Renvoize
      1. Plagiantha tenella Renvoize

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Bahia).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or decumbent; 30-80 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5-10 cm long; 3-7 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 5-8 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; tilted on the pedicel; dorsally compressed; 2.2-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; tilted on the pedicel; dorsally compressed; 2.2-2.8 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3(-5) -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 2-keeled; 2(-4) -veined; sulcate; obtuse. Palea of lower sterile floret becoming indurate on flanks at maturity. Fertile lemma ovate; 2.2-2.8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea coriaceous.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Plagiantha tenella Renvoize appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Harley, R.M. [16639], Bahia K000003964 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 37: 323 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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