1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Apoclada McClure

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; 500-800 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a horizontal line; with 3 branches dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheaths persistent; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade triangular. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 8-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 8-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 20-30 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; keeled; 9-11 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous; hairy on veins. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous. Anthers 3-5. Stigmas 2. Ovary umbonate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil South, Brazil Southeast

    Apoclada McClure appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Ilustr. Catarin. 1(Gramin., Supl. Bambus.): 57 (1967)

    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