1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Apluda L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Mascarenes, Socotra, Asia to W. Pacific.

    [GB]

    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent, or prostrate, or scandent; 30-300 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence compound; paniculate. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole ovate; membranous. Racemes single; bearing a triad of spikelets. Rhachis obsolete. Spikelets in threes. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels oblong.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets rudimentary, or well-developed; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; base obtuse. Companion sterile spikelets rudimentary, or well-developed; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; base obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; coriaceous; without keels; winged on keel; 13 -veined. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid. Upper glume lanceolate; gibbous; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; hyaline; 3 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex entire, or lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.6 of lemma length; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; straight, or geniculate. Palea hyaline; 0 -veined; without keels.
    Distribution
    Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia, or Australasia, or Pacific.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    Iraq

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Andaman Is., Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, Caroline Is., China South-Central, China Southeast, Cocos (Keeling) Is., East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Laccadive Is., Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maldives, Maluku, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Réunion, Socotra, Solomon Is., Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tadzhikistan, Taiwan, Thailand, Tibet, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Himalaya

    Introduced into:

    Maryland

    Apluda L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131539
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131540
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Nepal K001131541
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Nepal K001131542
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Nepal K001131543
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131544
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131546
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Myanmar K001131551
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Myanmar K001131552
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Myanmar K001131553
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Myanmar K001131554
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Myanmar K001131555
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Nepal K001131556
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8760], Nepal K001131557
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131545
    De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131547
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131529
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131530
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131531
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131532
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131533
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131534
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131535
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760], India K001131536
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131537
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131538
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131548
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131549
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8760] K001131550
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8761] K001131558
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8761] K001131559
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8761] K001131560
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8762] K001131561

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 82 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the 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 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