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

    Lasiurus Boiss. appears in other Kew resources:

    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