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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is ENE. New South Wales.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 18-24 cm long; 3-4 -noded. Lateral branches sparse. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades 0.5-6 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins smooth.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 3-6 fertile spikelets. Panicle contracted; linear; 1.5 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels terete; 4-7 mm long; smooth.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2 mm long; 0.66 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 3 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pilose (sparsely in middle); with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; 3 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 9 -veined; ribbed; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; cartilaginous; yellow; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface striate. Lemma margins flat. Lemma apex acute. Palea gaping; oblong; 1.5 mm long; cartilaginous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.5 mm long. Anthers 3; 2.5 mm long, or 0.8 mm long (upper).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Disseminule comprising a spikelet.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Paniceae. Simon 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New South Wales

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 29, 1991 Floyd, A.G. [2165], Australia K001056178 isotype

    First published in Austrobaileya 3: 670 (1992)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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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/
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