1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Shibataea Makino ex Nakai

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is SE. China, W. Japan.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; leptomorph. Culms erect; 38-88.07-170 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete (2), or semiterete (5). Culm-nodes swollen (1/1); with distinct supra-nodal ridge (5/5). Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement two (1/6), or three (6/6), or several (4/6); with subequal branches (1/1); thinner than stem (1/1). Culm-sheaths deciduous (5/5); without auricles. Culm-sheath blade inconspicuous (3/6), or linear (3/6). Leaves differentiated into sheath and blade (4), or with sheath almost obsolete (3). Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate (6), or elliptic (3), or ovate (3). Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous (2/2); fasciculate (2/2); with glumaceous subtending bracts (1/2), or spathaceous subtending bracts (1/2); without axillary buds at base of spikelet (1/2), or with axillary buds at base of spikelet (1/2). Fertile spikelets sessile (2/2).
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets (1/2), or 2 fertile florets (2/2); with a barren rhachilla extension (1/2), or with diminished florets at the apex (1/2). Spikelets linear (1/2), or lanceolate (1/2); laterally compressed (2/2); 15-17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity (2/2); disarticulating below each fertile floret (2/2).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets (1/2), or 2 fertile florets (2/2); with a barren rhachilla extension (1/2), or with diminished florets at the apex (1/2). Spikelets linear (1/2), or lanceolate (1/2); laterally compressed (2/2); 15-17-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity (2/2); disarticulating below each fertile floret (2/2).
    Glume
    Glumes two (1/2), or several (1/2); persistent (1/1); shorter than spikelet (1/1). Lower glume ovate (1/1); 0.7-0.75-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous (1/1); without keels (1/1); 7-9 -veined (1/1). Lower glume apex acute (1/1). Upper glume ovate (1/1); 0.7-0.75-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous (1/1); without keels (1/1); 7-9 -veined (1/1). Upper glume apex acute (1/1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate (1/2), or oblong (1/2); chartaceous (2/2); without keel (2/2); 9-10 -veined (1/2), or 11 -veined (2/2). Lemma apex acute (2/2). Palea 0.7-0.875-1 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3 (2/2); glabrous (1/2), or ciliate (1/2). Anthers 3 (2/2). Stigmas 3 (2/2). Ovary unappendaged (1/2), or umbonate (1/2).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (2/2); ovoid (1/1).
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China Southeast, Japan

    Introduced into:

    Nansei-shoto, Taiwan

    Shibataea Makino ex Nakai appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Jap. Bot. 9: 83 (1933)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of 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