Genus:
Zoysia Willd.

Zoysia pauciflora Mez

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

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial; mat forming. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 4-10 cm long. Culm-internodes 2-5 cm long. Leaf-sheaths 1-3 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2-0.5 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; flat, or conduplicate; 3-7 cm long; 0.8-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes, or comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 3-5 fertile spikelets. Peduncle 2-5 cm long. Racemes 1; single; linear; multilateral; 0.7-1.2 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-5 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis scabrous on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-1 mm long; scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface puberulous; hairy above. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acute; muticous, or mucronate, or awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0-5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate, or ovate; 3.5 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Palea without keels.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 2 mm long.
Distribution
Australasia: New Zealand.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Zotov 1993.

Native to:

New Zealand North

Zoysia pauciflora Mez appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Wordley, T. J. M. [s.n.], New Zealand North Zoysia planifolia K000674257 isotype Yes

First published in Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 17: 145 (1921)

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