1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Vaseyochloa Hitchc.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes absent, or elongated. Culms 50-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; drooping; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-10 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis angular. Raceme-bases filiform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-11 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 10-18 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex emarginate, or obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex emarginate, or obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex emarginate, or obtuse. Palea readily splitting down midline; 0.75 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; orbicular; laterally compressed; concavo-convex; striate; apex bicornate.
    Distribution
    North America.

    Distribution

    Vaseyochloa Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 23: 452 (1933)

    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