1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pommereulla L.f.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms 5-15 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 basal sterile florets; 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; dorsally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 basal sterile florets; 2-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; dorsally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; coriaceous; 7-9 -veined; awned. Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex lobed; 3 -fid; incised 0.4 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; elliptic. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2-3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; obovoid. Embryo 0.75 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Sri Lanka

    Pommereulla L.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Nov. Gram. Gen.: 31 (1779)

    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