1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Homopholis C.E.Hubb.
      1. Homopholis belsonii C.E.Hubb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SSE. Queensland to NNE. New South Wales.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Stolons present. Culms 30-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 3-8 cm long; 2-2.5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate to globose; 15-25 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; simple; 5-15 cm long; bearing 1-3 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches stiff. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4.5-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4.5-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.1 length of upper glume; 1 length of spikelet; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface pubescent; hairy between veins. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; ribbed; pubescent; hairy between veins; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3-3.5 mm long; cartilaginous; shiny; 5-7 -veined. Lemma margins flat; covering most of palea. Lemma apex rostrate. Palea cartilaginous; without keels.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Homopholis belsonii C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Belson, E.H. [s.n.], Queensland K000355367 Unknown type material
    Belson, E.H. [s.n.], Queensland K000355366 Unknown type material
    Belson, E.H. [s.n.], Queensland K000355368 Unknown type material
    Belson, E.H. [s.n.], Queensland K000355369 Unknown type material
    Belson, E.H. [s.n.], Queensland K000355370 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 127 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • Humphreys, A.M., Govaerts, R., Ficinski, S.Z., Nic Lughadha, E. & Vorontsova, M.S. (2019). Global dataset shows geography and life form predict modern plant extinction and rediscovery Nature Ecology & Evolution 3: 1043-1047.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy 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

    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