1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Agnesia Zuloaga & Judz.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Trinidad to S. Tropical America.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending; 15-50 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by an unspecialized leaf-sheath, or bracts; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1-4 fertile spikelets on each. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male below. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 11-15 mm long; falling entire, or breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Male spikelets distinct from female; linear. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma awned.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 11-15 mm long; falling entire, or breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 5-8 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or puberulous. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; indurate; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Palea indurate.
    Male
    Male spikelets distinct from female; linear. Male spikelet glumes absent. Male spikelet lemma awned.
    Distribution
    South America.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Argentina Northeast, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela

    Agnesia Zuloaga & Judz. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 3: 306 (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