1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Dichaetaria Nees ex Steud.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 40-70 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade midrib evident.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 12-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes lower persistent, upper deciduous; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.66 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; coriaceous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; incised 0.2 of lemma length; setaceously attenuate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; linear. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Sri Lanka

    Dichaetaria Nees ex Steud. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Syn. Pl. Glumac. 1: 145 (1854)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    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