1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Cyperochloa Lazarides & L.Watson

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is SW. Australia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 7-47 cm long; wiry. Lateral branches lacking. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle, or comprising only a few spikelets; subtended by sheathless blades; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Peduncle brief, the infloresence subsessile. Panicle capitate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous, or cartilaginous; without keels, or 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume surface smooth, or asperulous; pubescent, or pilose. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.6-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous, or cartilaginous; 1-keeled; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth, or asperulous; pubescent, or pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous, or cartilaginous; keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface scaberulous, or papillose; pilose. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 0.75-1 length of lemma. Palea keels thickened; ciliolate. Palea surface pilose. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; glabrous, or ciliate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; isodiametric; granular. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Western Australia

    Cyperochloa Lazarides & L.Watson appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Brunonia 9: 216 (1987)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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