1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Pohlidium Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis
      1. Pohlidium petiolatum Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Panama.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 7-19 cm long. Leaf-sheaths inflated. Leaf-sheath auricles erect; 2-8 mm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-8 mm long. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades elliptic, or ovate; 2-4.5 cm long; 8-16 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate; filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 4-8 cm long; 2-3 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 0.5-1.5 cm long. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male above. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3-14 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.5-3 mm long; herbaceous; keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 2-3; 1.5-2.4 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed; 1.8 mm long. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis.
    Spikelets
    Male spikelets distinct from female; 1-4 flowered; lanceolate; 3-6.4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent, or 1. Male spikelet lemma 5-7 -veined; muticous. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; 1-4 flowered; lanceolate; 3-6.4 mm long. Male spikelet glumes absent, or 1. Male spikelet lemma 5-7 -veined; muticous.
    Distribution
    South America: Mesoamericana.
    Reference
    Centotheceae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

    Pohlidium petiolatum Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 1, 2003 Davidse, G. [25059], Panama K000307957 isotype

    First published in Syst. Bot. 11: 131 (1986)

    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.
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Davidse, G. & al. (eds.) (1994). Flora Mesoamericana 6: 1-543. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D.F.

    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