1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pogonachne Bor

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

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 60-100 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence compound; scanty. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole. Spatheole linear; herbaceous. Racemes single. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets solitary, or in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets sessile; 0-1 in the cluster. Pedicels cuneate; tip cupuliform.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets absent, or represented by single glumes; persistent.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; gibbous; 8.3-12 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; bearded; base truncate. Companion sterile spikelets absent, or represented by single glumes; persistent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; gibbous; 8.3-12 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; bearded; base truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; coriaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; gibbous; coriaceous; with membranous margins; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; with a dorsal tuft of hair. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; hyaline; 3 -veined. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Pogonachne Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 4: 176 (1949)

    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