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Ophiochloa bryoides (Poaceae, Paniceae), a New Grass Species from Central Brazil

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, a new species in the Brazilian endemic genus , is described and illustrated. It is similar to , the only currently known species in this genus, from which it differs because of its diminutive annual habit, the absence of an axillary inflorescence, and the occurrence of a single apical seta on the lower lemma. The affinity of with is briefly discussed.

Ophiochloa bryoides , uma nova espécie de Ophiochloa, um gênero endêmico do Brasil, é descrita e ilustrada. A espécie é relacionada à O. hydrolithica, a única espécie conhecida desse gênero, da qual difere pelo hábito anual, pelo tamanho diminuto, pela ausência de uma inflorescência axilar, e pela ocorrência de uma única seta apical no lema inferior. A afinidade de Ophiochloa com Axonopus é discutida brevemente.
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Publication date: 2006-07-01

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