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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Neesiochloa Pilg.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Brazil.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 15-30 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 7-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 6-8 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 ovate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex attenuate; awned. Upper glume ovate; 1.25 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblate; chartaceous; without keel; winged on margins; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy on veins. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.2 of lemma length; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliate, or with a crest of hairs. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Neesiochloa Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 48: 119 (1940)

    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