1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudanthistiria (Hack.) Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to Indo-China.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending (1), or decumbent (2), or rambling (1); slender (1/1); 18-41.33-80 cm long; wiry; rooting from lower nodes. Lateral branches sparse (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane (2), or a ciliolate membrane (1). Leaf-blades linear (1), or lanceolate (2); flaccid.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence compound; scanty (1), or fasciculate (2). Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; membranous. Racemes single; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus oblong. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 3-3.5-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pilose; base obtuse; attached obliquely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus oblong. Companion sterile spikelet glumes muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 3-3.5-4 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pilose; base obtuse; attached obliquely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; cartilaginous; without keels. Lower glume surface smooth (2), or asperulous (1); glabrous (2), or hispidulous (1). Upper glume oblong; 1-keeled.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; hyaline; 0 -veined. Fertile lemma oblong. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn geniculate. Palea absent or minute.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia (1), or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Doubtfully present in:

    China Southeast

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand

    Introduced into:

    China Southeast

    Pseudanthistiria (Hack.) Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 7: 219 (1896)

    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