1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Danthonidium C.E.Hubb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is India.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 10-60 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; oblong; paucilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-10 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.2-1.3 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; linear in profile; coriaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; with a transverse fringe of hair. Lemma margins convolute; covering most of palea. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.25-0.33 of lemma length; acute; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels contiguous above a sulcus; ciliate. Palea apex dentate; with excurrent keel veins. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Danthonidium C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 34: t. 3331 (1937)

    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
    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