1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Chimaerochloa H.P.Linder

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is New Guinea.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 60-90 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Gynodioecious (male, in this context, indicating the bisexual state). Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male inflorescence similar to female. Male spikelets resembling female.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; incised 0.1 of lemma length; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; straight, or curved. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; ciliate. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Male
    Male inflorescence similar to female. Male spikelets resembling female.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea

    Chimaerochloa H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 346 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP 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

    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