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

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 20-25 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole linear; herbaceous. Racemes single. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Rhachis internodes cuneate. Rhachis internode tip cupuliform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets represented by single glumes; persistent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse; inserted. Companion sterile spikelets represented by single glumes; persistent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base obtuse; inserted.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface villous. Lower glume apex entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; obtuse. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; membranous; 3 -veined; obtuse. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.3 of lemma length; awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; isodiametric. Embryo 0.3 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand, Vietnam

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

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3494 (1950)

    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