1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Allolepis Soderstr. & H.F.Decker

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms geniculately ascending; 25-65 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Dioecious. Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; appressed, or ascending; paucilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong. Male inflorescence similar to female; of racemes along a central axis. Male spikelets similar to female but less developed; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes 2. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 8-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 8-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.9 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma ovate; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein scabrous. Lemma apex acute. Palea tightly convolute around flower; 0.9 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Male
    Male inflorescence similar to female; of racemes along a central axis. Male spikelets similar to female but less developed; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes 2. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Distribution
    North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Mexico Northeast, Texas

    Allolepis Soderstr. & H.F.Decker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Madroño 18: 33 (1965)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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