1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Phaenosperma Munro ex Benth.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is E. Himalaya to Temp. E. Asia.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 100-300 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade venation slanting obliquely from midrib; with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Primary panicle branches whorled at most nodes. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or orbicular; laterally compressed, or dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or orbicular; laterally compressed, or dorsally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.75 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; membranous; without keel; 3-7 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp; orbicular; isodiametric. Hilum linear; 1 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Tibet

    Phaenosperma Munro ex Benth. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 19: 59 (1881)

    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 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