1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eriochloa Kunth
      1. Eriochloa setosa (A.Rich.) Hitchc.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cuba.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms 15-40 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades filiform; 5-15 cm long; 0.5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 2-4; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 1-2 cm long; bearing 5-8 fertile spikelets on each. Central inflorescence axis 1-6 cm long. Rhachis angular; glabrous on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.5-1 mm long; tip discoid.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.5 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 lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus globular; incorporating lowest rhachilla internode with adnate lower glume; glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Upper glume elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; pubescent; attenuate. Fertile lemma elliptic; 2 mm long; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface granulose. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1 mm long overall. Palea involute; indurate.
    Distribution
    South America: Caribbean.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Man Gr WI 1994.

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    Distribution

    Eriochloa setosa (A.Rich.) Hitchc. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hitchcock, A.S. [110], Cuba K000643653
    León [2687], Cuba K000308110 Unknown type material
    Ekman, E.L. [7509], Cuba Eriochloa ekmanii K000643652

    First published in Misc. Publ. U.S.D.A. 243: 182 (1936)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • 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
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    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.
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    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