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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Alexfloydia B.K.Simon

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 18-24 cm long. Lateral branches sparse. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; chartaceous; 9 -veined; ribbed; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; cartilaginous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface striate. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping; cartilaginous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Australasia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Alexfloydia B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Austrobaileya 3: 670 (1992)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    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