1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Cornucopiae L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Medit. to Iraq.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect (1), or geniculately ascending (1), or decumbent; 6-20.25-47 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; terminal and axillary; deciduous as a whole; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; exserted (1), or embraced at base by subtending leaf (1). Peduncle expanded into a conical flask at apex; disarticulating. Panicle capitate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-6.75-7.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-6.75-7.5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes connate along margins below; reaching apex of florets (1), or exceeding apex of florets (1). Lower glume elliptic (1), or oblong (1); 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1). Lower glume apex truncate (1), or acute (1); muticous (1), or mucronate (1). Upper glume elliptic (1), or oblong (1); 1-1.075-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. Upper glume surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1). Upper glume apex truncate (1), or acute (1); muticous (1), or mucronate (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma margins connate below. Lemma apex truncate; muticous (1), or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; straight (1), or geniculate (1). Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid (1/1); laterally compressed (1/1). Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Europe (1), or Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    East Aegean Is., Greece, Iraq, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Palestine, Sicilia, Turkey

    Introduced into:

    Kriti

    Cornucopiae L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 54 (1753)

    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