Pohlidium Davidse, Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis
  • Syst. Bot. 11: 131 (1986) 

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Culms 7-19 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades elliptic, or ovate. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. INFLORESCENCE Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male above. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Male spikelets pedicelled. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire. GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure. FLORETS Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma lanceolate; herbaceous; keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma apex acute. Palea 0.9 length of lemma. Palea surface pubescent. FLOWER Lodicules 2; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 2-3. Stigmas 2. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis. MALE Male spikelets distinct from female; lanceolate. Male spikelet glumes absent, or 1. Male spikelet lemma muticous. DISTRIBUTION South America.


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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