1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Aniselytron Merr.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Japan and Philippines.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending (1), or decumbent (1); slender (1/1); 20-32.5-50 cm long. Lateral branches lacking (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate (1); laterally compressed; 2.5-3.101-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous (1), or sparsely hairy (1); obtuse (1), or acute (1).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate, or ovate (1); laterally compressed; 2.5-3.101-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous (1), or sparsely hairy (1); obtuse (1), or acute (1).
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure (1), or two; persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma (1), or firmer than fertile lemma (1). Lower glume lanceolate (1), or orbicular (1); 0.05-0.4-0.75 length of upper glume; hyaline (1), or membranous (1); 1-keeled (1/1); 1 -veined (1/1). Lower glume lateral veins absent (1), or distinct (1). Lower glume surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Lower glume apex truncate (1), or acute (1). Upper glume lanceolate; 0.4-0.65-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Upper glume apex acute (1), or acuminate (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous (1), or cartilaginous (1); keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein without distinctive roughness (1), or scaberulous (1). Lemma lateral veins obscure (1/1). Lemma surface smooth (1), or scabrous (1). Lemma apex entire (1), or dentate (1); 2 -fid (1/1); acute (1), or acuminate (1). Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline (1), or membranous (1); 2 -veined. Palea keels separated (1), or approximate (1); smooth (1), or scaberulous (1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2 (1/1). Anthers 3. Stigmas 2 (1/1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp (1/1). Hilum punctiform (1/1).
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Malaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Sumatera, Taiwan, Vietnam

    Aniselytron Merr. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Philipp. J. Sci., C 5: 328 (1910)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. 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 2018. 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