Genus:
Zoysia Willd.

Zoysia minima (Colenso) Zotov

This species is accepted, and its native range is New Zealand.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; mat forming. Stolons present. Culms 1.5-10 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 0.5-6 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1-2(-3) fertile spikelets; shorter than basal leaves. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels cuneate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Upper glume ovate; 3.5-4 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 3.5-4 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex emarginate. Palea hyaline.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3.
Distribution
Australasia: New Zealand.
Reference
Cynodonteae. WDC.

Native to:

New Zealand North, New Zealand South

Zoysia minima (Colenso) Zotov appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Collenso, J. W. [s.n.], New Zealand K000674259 Yes
Collenso, J. W. [2039], New Zealand K000674258 Yes

First published in Trans. & Proc. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 73: 237 (1943)

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.
  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Edgar, E & Connor, H.E. (2010). Flora of New Zealand, ed. 2, 5: 1-650. R.E.Owen, Government Printer, Wellington.

  • GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2022. 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 2022. 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