1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Podophorus Phil.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Juan Fernández Islands.

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    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 30-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume linear; 0.75 length of upper glume; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume linear; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; subterete; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn flexuous. Palea coriaceous. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; rudimentary. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Extinct in:

    Juan Fernández Is.

    Podophorus Phil. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 14: 648 (1856)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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