1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Indopoa Bor

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

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending; 3-16 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-10 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; lax. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 6-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute; mucronate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.25 of lemma length; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 0.7 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; isodiametric; biconvex; apex fleshy. Embryo 0.2 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Indopoa Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 13: 225 (1958)

    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