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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lepturopetium Morat

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Pacific.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 30-40-50 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes terete (1), or elliptical in section (1). Ligule a ciliolate membrane (1), or a ciliate membrane (1). Leaf-blade midrib evident.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single, or paired, or digitate; unilateral; bearing 10-16 fertile spikelets on each (1/1). Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; 2 -rowed. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-4.25-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-4.25-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.33-0.4975-0.66 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acuminate; muticous (1), or awned (1); 1 -awned (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Lemma margins eciliate (1), or ciliate (1). Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea cartilaginous; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear (1), or lanceolate (1). Apical sterile lemmas muticous (1), or awned (1).
    Flowers
    Anthers 3 (1/1).
    Distribution
    Pacific.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Marianas, Marshall Is., New Caledonia

    Introduced into:

    Tokelau-Manihiki

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Lepturopetium Morat appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Adansonia, n.s., 20: 377 (1981)

    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