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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Froesiochloa G.A.Black

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 20-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades ovate. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; lanceolate; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis deciduous from axis; flattened. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male below. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets sessile; 6-10 in a cluster. Pedicels cuneate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 12.45-18 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma awned.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 12.45-18 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 2.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins with cross-veins. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma awned.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Guyana

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Froesiochloa G.A.Black appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Bol. Técn. Inst. Agron. N. 20: 29 (1950)

    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