1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Rehia Fijten
      1. Rehia nervata Fijten

        This species is accepted, and its native range is N. South America to N. & NE. Brazil.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 12-19 cm long; swollen at the base; forming an elongated corm. Culm-internodes retrorsely scabrous. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths retrorsely scabrous. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades oblong; 2-4.5 cm long; 7-16 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Axillary inflorescences similar to terminal. Racemes 1; single; 1-2 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-5 fertile spikelets on each. Sexes mixed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Male spikelets pedicelled; 1 in a cluster. Pedicels filiform (male), or cuneate (female).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; with lower wider than upper; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 7-8 mm long; 1.1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 6-7 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 5.5 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3.
    Spikelets
    Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; separately deciduous; lanceolate; 5 mm long; glabrous. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma 5 -veined; muticous. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; separately deciduous; lanceolate; 5 mm long; glabrous. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma 5 -veined; muticous.
    Distribution
    South America: northern South America and Brazil.
    Reference
    Olyreae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname

    Rehia nervata Fijten appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Swallen, J.R. [3552], Brazil K000433349 Unknown type material

    First published in Blumea 22: 416 (1975)

    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.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.
    • Boggan, J. Funck, V. & Kelloff, C. (1997). Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas (Guyana, Surinam, Franch Guiana) ed. 2: 1-238. University of Guyana, Georgetown.

    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