1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Rhynchoryza Baill.

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

    [GB]

    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 200-300 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 17-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; membranous; 1 -veined; cuspidate. Fertile lemma elliptic; indurate; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma surface scaberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex rostrate; with a conical beak; awned. Palea 1 length of lemma; indurate; 3 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 6.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Brazil South, Paraguay, Uruguay

    Rhynchoryza Baill. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hist. Pl. 12: 291 (1893)

    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