1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Scolochloa Link

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Europe to N. China and Turkey, Subarctic America to NW. & N. Central U.S.A.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 6.64-9.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 6.64-9.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; scarious; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface smooth, or granulose. Lemma apex erose; acute. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Ovary pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Europe, or Temperate Asia, or North America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alaska, Alberta, Altay, Baltic States, Belarus, British Columbia, Central European Rus, Chita, East European Russia, Finland, Germany, Idaho, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Irkutsk, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Krasnoyarsk, Manchuria, Manitoba, Minnesota, Mongolia, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Northwest Territorie, Oregon, Poland, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, South European Russi, Sweden, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Ukraine, West Siberia, Wyoming, Yakutskiya, Yukon

    Introduced into:

    Mexico Northeast, New York

    Scolochloa Link appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hort. Berol. 1: 136 (1827)

    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