1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Myriostachya (Benth.) Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to W. Malesia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long. Culm-internodes elliptical in section. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a multilateral false spike; spreading; oblong; unilateral. Rhachis deciduous from axis; subterete. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.7-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex acute; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea apex entire. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; laterally compressed. Embryo 0.4 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, India, Malaya, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Thailand

    Myriostachya (Benth.) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 7: 327 (1897)

    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