1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Manisuris L.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 15-70 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subcylindrical and excavated. Spikelet packing abaxial. Rhachis internodes cuneate. Rhachis internode tip transverse; crateriform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels fused to internode.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; fused to and deciduous with fertile spikelet belonging to segment above. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; fused to and deciduous with fertile spikelet belonging to segment above. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; indurate; 2-keeled; winged on keel. Lower glume surface transversely waisted. Lower glume apex emarginate. Upper glume oblong; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret hyaline. Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; without keel.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Manisuris L. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 164, 300 (1771)

    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