1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eriochloa Kunth
      1. Eriochloa pseudoacrotricha (Stapf ex Thell.) J.M.Black

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; 20-100 cm long; 1-2.5 mm diam.; 2-5 -noded. Culm-nodes brown; pubescent. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths loose; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1 mm long. Leaf-blades involute; 15-30 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy abaxially.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-10; borne along a central axis; appressed; unilateral; 2-10 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 7-18 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.5-2.5 mm long; bearing a few hairs; hairy at tip; with 2-3 mm long hairs.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4.5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4.5-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface villous; hairy below. Upper glume apex acuminate to setaceously attenuate; muticous.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 0.9 length of spikelet; 5 -veined; pilose; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2.5 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia. South America: southern South America.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Fl NSW 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia

    Introduced into:

    Argentina Northwest, Texas

    Eriochloa pseudoacrotricha (Stapf ex Thell.) J.M.Black appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Woolls, W. [s.n.], New South Wales K000278298
    Probst, R. [6], Switzerland Eriochloa ramosa var. pseudoacrotricha K000278295
    Probst, R. [5], Switzerland Eriochloa ramosa var. pseudoacrotricha K000278296
    Probst, R. [2], Switzerland Eriochloa ramosa var. pseudoacrotricha K000278297

    First published in Trans. Roy. Soc. South Australia 67: 43 (1943)

    Accepted by

    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Zuloaga, F.O., Morrone, O. , Belgrano, M.J., Marticorena, C. & Marchesi, E. (eds.) (2008). Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Cono Sur Monographs in Systematic Botany from the Missouri Botanical Garden 107: 1-3348.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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