1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Corynephorus P.Beauv.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe, Medit. to Iran.

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    Habit
    Annual (4), or perennial (1). Culms erect, or geniculately ascending (1); 7-34.3-80 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; stiff (1), or firm (4).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open (4), or contracted (1). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.5-3.8-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous (1), or pilose (4). Floret callus pubescent (2), or pilose (1), or bearded (2).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.5-3.8-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes glabrous (1), or pilose (4). Floret callus pubescent (2), or pilose (1), or bearded (2).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.75-0.89-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute (4), or acuminate (1). Upper glume lanceolate (4), or ovate (1); 1.8-2.23-3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; with undifferentiated margins (4), or membranous margins (1); 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute (4), or acuminate (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; hyaline (1), or membranous (4); without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; with scarcely tapering limb (1), or with clavate limb (4). Column of lemma awn with bearded apex.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3 (4/4). Ovary glabrous (4/4).
    Fruits
    Hilum punctiform (4/4).
    Distribution
    Europe (4), or Africa (3), or Temperate Asia (2), or Australasia (1), or North America (1), or South America (2).

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Algeria, Austria, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Central European Rus, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Morocco, Netherlands, Northwest European R, Norway, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardegna, Sicilia, Sinai, Spain, Sweden, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Ukraine, Yugoslavia

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northeast, British Columbia, Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Connecticut, Ecuador, Maine, Masachusettes, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Western Australia

    Recorded in error in:

    Greece, Kriti

    Corynephorus P.Beauv. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ess. Agrostogr.: 90 (1812)

    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