1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Diandrolyra Stapf
      1. Diandrolyra pygmaea Soderstr. & Zuloaga ex R.P.Oliveira & L.G.Clark

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Brazil (Bahia).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 8.5-19 cm long; 0.6-1 mm diam. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaves cauline; 4-8 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.3 mm long. Leaf-blade base symmetrical, or asymmetrical; with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath; petiole 0.05-0.1 cm long; petiole pilose. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 1.8-3(-4) cm long; 2-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pubescent; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Synflorescence on a specialized culm bearing a single leaf-blade. Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; unilateral; 0.7-1 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2(-3) fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis flattened. Sexes mixed. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Male spikelets sessile; 1 in a cluster. Pedicels pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 4.8-5 mm long; 1.4-1.6 mm wide; falling entire. Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; separately deciduous; lanceolate; 3 mm long; hairy. Male spikelet glumes 1; ovate; 0.5 mm long; 5 -veined. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; dorsally compressed; acute; 4.8-5 mm long; 1.4-1.6 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 4.5-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume ovate; 4.5-5 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; with membranous margins; without keels; 5-7 -veined.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 4-4.3 mm long; indurate; pallid, or yellow; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 2; 0.6-0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 3 mm long. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; 1 flowered; separately deciduous; lanceolate; 3 mm long; hairy. Male spikelet glumes 1; ovate; 0.5 mm long; 5 -veined. Male spikelet lemma 3 -veined; muticous.
    Distribution
    South America: Brazil.
    Reference
    Olyreae. Oliveira & Clark 2011.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Brazil Northeast

    Diandrolyra pygmaea Soderstr. & Zuloaga ex R.P.Oliveira & L.G.Clark appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 19: 211 (2009)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Forzza, R.C. & al. (2013). Lista de Espécies da Flora do Brasil http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br/2010/.

    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