1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudosorghum A.Camus

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Central China to Tropical Asia.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 40-85-150 cm long; rooting from lower nodes (1/1). Ligule an eciliate membrane (1), or a ciliolate membrane (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle with branches tipped by a raceme. Panicle open. Racemes bearing few fertile spikelets (1), or many spikelets (1); 3-6 fertile spikelets on each (1), or 10-14 fertile spikelets on each (1). Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Rhachis internodes filiform. Rhachis internode tip transverse. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels filiform; tip rectangular.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5-5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pilose; base obtuse; attached transversely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-4.5-5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pilose; base obtuse; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets (1), or exceeding apex of florets (1); firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; cartilaginous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume surface convex (1), or flat (1). Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume elliptic; cartilaginous; without keels; 5 -veined, or 6-7 -veined (1). Upper glume apex acute (1/1).
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; hyaline; 0 -veined (1), or 2 -veined (1); acute (1/1), or acuminate (1/1). Fertile lemma lanceolate (1), or oblong (1); hyaline. Lemma margins eciliate (1), or ciliate (1). Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.4-0.45-0.5 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3 (1/1).
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia (1), or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Bangladesh, China South-Central, East Himalaya, India, Jawa, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, West Himalaya

    Pseudosorghum A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 26: 662 (1920)

    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