1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Ottochloa Dandy
      1. Ottochloa gracillima C.E.Hubb.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Culms rambling; slender; 5-20 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes 2-3.5 cm long; distally glabrous, or with pubescent line. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or hispid; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin hairy. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2-3.5 cm long; 4-5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-4; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 0.5-2 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 3 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing abaxial. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.75-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.75-2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma ovate; 1.75-2 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1 mm long.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Tothill.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Queensland

    Ottochloa gracillima C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hubbard, C.E. [8600], Queensland K000349787 Unknown type material
    Hubbard, C.E. [8600], Queensland K000349786 Unknown type material

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1934: 445 (1934)

    Accepted by

    • 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
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    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