1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Lophopogon Hack.

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

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    Habit
    Annual (1), or perennial. Culms 8-22-45 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; exserted, or embraced at base by subtending leaf (1). Racemes paired; appressed back to back; oblong. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Rhachis internodes linear. Rhachis internode tip oblique. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled; 2 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; tip rectangular.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.15-5.075-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base, or with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; attached transversely. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 4.15-5.075-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base, or with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume cuneate; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface with transverse tufts of hair. Lower glume apex dentate; 3 -fid; truncate. Upper glume elliptic; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined (1), or 5-7 -veined (1). Upper glume surface glabrous (1), or pilose (1). Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male, or barren (1); with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; hyaline; 1 -veined; acute. Fertile florets bisexual, or female. Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.25 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea hyaline.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Lophopogon Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler & K.A.E.Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 2(2): 26 (1889)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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