1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne jayachandranii Gopalan & V.Chandras.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is India (Kerala).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 25-50 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes bearded. Leaf-sheaths 1-2.5 cm long; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; hispid. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades ovate; 1-3 cm long; 4-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation prominent (above); with 10-36 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface hispid; densely hairy; hairy abaxially; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute, or acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 2-4 cm long. Panicle axis hirsute. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1-3 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3.4 mm long; 2-2.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3.4 mm long; 2-2.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2.5-3.4 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface setose; hairy above. Lower glume margins ciliate. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume obovate; 2.5-3 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface setose; hairy above and in lines. Upper glume apex caudate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic, or ovate; 2.5 mm long; 1.6-1.7 length of fertile lemma; 5 -veined; obscurely veined; acute. Palea of lower sterile floret 2.5 mm long. Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 1.5 mm long; 1 mm wide; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea ovate; 1 mm long; coriaceous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; 0.2 mm long. Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; plano-convex; 1 mm long; light brown.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Gopal & Chandras 2005).

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    Distribution

    Isachne jayachandranii Gopalan & V.Chandras. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Joseph, J. [44628], Kerala K000245442 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 55: 1005 (2000)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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