1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Whiteochloa C.E.Hubb.
      1. Whiteochloa cymbiformis (Hughes) B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NW., N. Central & E. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 100-200 cm long; without nodal roots, or with prop roots. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 10-30 cm long; 4-6 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate, or elliptic; 40-70 cm long; contracted about primary branches. Primary panicle branches 3-15 cm long; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Panicle branches scabrous. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-3.5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender; 0.2 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; compressed slightly; 3-3.5 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender; 0.2 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 mm long; 0.33 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 2.7-3.2 mm long; 0.9-1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; keel-less except near apex; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; oblong; 3 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; scarious; 5-7 -veined; sulcate; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2 mm long; indurate; shiny; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Gardner 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

    Whiteochloa cymbiformis (Hughes) B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Cunningham, A. [341], Western Australia K000215149 holotype

    First published in Austrobaileya 2: 23 (1984)

    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.

    Literature

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

    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