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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lasiurus Boiss.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 30-100 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Rhachis internodes cuneate. Rhachis internode tip transverse; flat. Spikelets in threes. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1-2 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; tip rectangular.
    Spikelets
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes mucronate. Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-9 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; deciduous with the fertile. Companion sterile spikelet glumes mucronate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 7-9 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded; base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; coriaceous; 2-keeled. Lower glume surface flat. Lower glume apex entire, or dentate; 2 -fid; caudate. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliate. 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 acute. Palea hyaline.
    Distribution
    Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Afghanistan, Algeria, Chad, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gulf States, India, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai, Somalia, Sudan, Western Sahara, Yemen

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Lasiurus Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Diagn. Pl. Orient., ser. 2, 4: 145 (1859)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • F.T.A. 9: 60 (1917).
    • Diagn. Pl. Nov. Or. sér. 2, 4: 145 (1859)

    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 2020. 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 2020. 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