1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Glaziophyton Franch.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms erect; reed-like; 180-230 cm long. Culm-internodes unequal, the upper longer; terete. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves with blades commonly suppressed, transferring photosynthetic function to sheath and culm. Ligule absent.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; paniculate; with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 7-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 7-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; scarious; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.6-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; scarious; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; scarious; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; acute. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Southeast

    Glaziophyton Franch. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Bot. (Morot) 3: 277 (1889)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS G: 1-40325.

    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