1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lepturidium Hitchc. & Ekman

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 10-30 cm long; wiry. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades coriaceous; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax; 2 -rowed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.49-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.49-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume linear; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume linear; 1.25 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate. Apical sterile florets 0-1 in number; barren; lanceolate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Lepturidium Hitchc. & Ekman appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Misc. Publ. U.S.D.A. 243: 111 (1936)

    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