1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Digitaria Haller
      1. Digitaria pauciflora Hitchc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Florida.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 50-100 cm long. Lateral branches sparse. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 6-12 cm long; 2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface hirsute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-3; paired, or digitate; unilateral; 5-11 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing lax. Raceme-bases filiform; 10-15 mm long. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 3.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; acute; 3.2 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes two; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.2-0.5 mm long; 0.1 length of spikelet; hyaline. Lower glume apex erose; obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; glabrous; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3.2 mm long; cartilaginous; much thinner on margins; grey; without keel. Lemma margins flat; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute. Palea cartilaginous.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Man US Gr 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Florida

    Digitaria pauciflora Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Biol. Soc. Washington 41: 162 (1928)

    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.
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Flora of North America Editorial Committee (2003). Flora of North America North of Mexico 25: 1-781. Oxford University Press, New York, Oxford.

    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