1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Gerritea Zuloaga, Morrone & Killeen

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Bolivia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 60-120 cm long. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches ample. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; linear, or lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-2.2 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.8-2.2 mm long; falling entire. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; herbaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea separating from lemma above; 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; truncate. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bolivia

    Gerritea Zuloaga, Morrone & Killeen appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 3: 213 (1993)

    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