1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Whiteochloa C.E.Hubb.
      1. Whiteochloa biciliata Lazarides

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 45-105 cm long; 6 -noded; without nodal roots, or rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes smooth, or scaberulous. Culm-nodes constricted; glabrous. Leaf-sheaths smooth, or scaberulous; glabrous on surface, or pilose, or hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 5-10(-19) cm long; 2-3(-5) mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; glabrous to hispid. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous; glabrous, or tuberculate-ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 8-14 cm long; 3-9 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 5-11 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-12 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 2.5-3.75 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 2.5-3.75 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.5 mm long; 0.4-0.6 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein eciliate, or ciliate. Lower glume margins eciliate, or ciliate. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute; muticous, or mucronate. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; keel-less except near apex; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; glabrous, or pubescent; hairy on veins. Upper glume margins ciliate. Upper glume apex acuminate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 1 length of spikelet; scarious; 5 -veined; sulcate; glabrous, or puberulous; hairy above; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1.75-2.25 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute, or acuminate. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1.5-2 mm long; dark brown.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Lazarides 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Western Australia

    Whiteochloa biciliata Lazarides appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Lazarides, M. [6791], Western Australia K000885808 isotype

    First published in Brunonia 1: 85 (1978)

    Accepted by

    • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (2014- continuously updated). Atlas of Living Australia http://www.ala.org.au/.
    • 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