1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudodichanthium Bor

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 30-90 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; oblong; unilateral. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; angular. Rhachis internodes cuneate. Rhachis internode tip oblique; cupuliform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels cuneate; tip cupuliform.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; deciduous with the fertile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 6.5-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; inserted. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; deciduous with the fertile.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 6.5-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base obtuse; inserted.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; chartaceous; without keels; winged on margins. Lower glume apex emarginate. Upper glume elliptic; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; hyaline; 0 -veined. Fertile lemma linear; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn geniculate. Palea absent or minute.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Oman

    Pseudodichanthium Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Indian Forester 66: 271 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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