1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Desmazeria Dumort.
      1. Desmazeria lorentii H.Scholz

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tunisia, NE. Libya.

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 7-15 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 6 mm long; acute. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 3-6 cm long; 1-2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or oblong; secund; 3-7 cm long. Primary panicle branches simple. Panicle axis flat. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes obscured by lemmas; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 6-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes obscured by lemmas; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 3-4.5 mm long; 0.75-0.9 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 3.5-5 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 4-6 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse; muticous, or mucronate. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Africa: north.
    Reference
    Poeae. Fl Libya 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Libya, Tunisia

    Desmazeria lorentii H.Scholz appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 94: 559 (1974)

    Accepted by

    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

    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