1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pohlidium Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central America.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 7-19 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades elliptic, or ovate. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male above. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma lanceolate; herbaceous; keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 2-3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis.
    Spikelets
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent, or 1. Male spikelet lemma muticous. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent, or 1. Male spikelet lemma muticous.
    Distribution
    South America.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Panamá

    Pohlidium Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syst. Bot. 11: 131 (1986)

    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