1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eriochloa Kunth
      1. Eriochloa michauxii (Poir.) Hitchc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SE. U.S.A.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 60-120 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 2-14 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 10-15; borne along a central axis; ascending, or spreading; unilateral; 3-5(-15) cm long. Central inflorescence axis 15-30 cm long; pubescent. Rhachis angular; pubescent on surface. Spikelet packing adaxial. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; pubescent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface villous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; ovate; 1 length of spikelet; 5 -veined; villous; acuminate; muticous. Fertile lemma elliptic; 3-4 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex apiculate; pubescent; muticous, or mucronate. Principal lemma awn 0-0.3 mm long overall. Palea involute; indurate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    North America: southeast USA.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Man US Gr 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina

    Eriochloa michauxii (Poir.) Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 12: 147 (1908)

    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