1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Phippsia (Trin.) R.Br.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Subarctic to W. Central U.S.A., NW. Argentina, India.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes absent (2), or elongated (1). Culms decumbent (2/2); 2-7.833-25 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf (1). Panicle open (1), or contracted (2). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 1-1.783-2.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 1-1.783-2.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure (1), or two; deciduous (2/2); shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate (1), or ovate (2); 0-0.6167-1 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse (2), or acute (1). Upper glume lanceolate (1), or ovate (2); 0.2-0.25-0.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse (2), or acute (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate (2), or obovate (1); hyaline (2), or membranous (1); of similar consistency above (2), or much thinner above (1); keeled; 1 -veined (1), or 2 -veined (2), or 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure (2/2); less than two thirds length of lemma. Lemma surface glabrous (1), or hispidulous (2). Lemma apex entire (1), or erose (2); truncate (1), or obtuse (1), or acute (1). Palea 0.9-0.95-1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels eciliate (2), or ciliolate (1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2 (1/1); acute (1/1). Anthers 1-2 (1/2).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid (1/2), or ovoid (1/2). Hilum elliptic (2/2).
    Distribution
    Europe (2), or Temperate Asia (2), or North America (1), or South America (1).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Alberta, Argentina Northwest, British Columbia, Colorado, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, India, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Labrador, Magadan, Montana, North European Russi, Northwest Territorie, Norway, Nunavut, Ontario, Québec, Svalbard, Sweden, West Siberia, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yukon

    Phippsia (Trin.) R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Chlor. Melvill.: 27 (1823)

    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