1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudostachyum Munro

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Assam to S. China.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated; pachymorph. Culms erect, or leaning; 1500-2000 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Culm-sheaths auriculate. Culm-sheath blade triangular; as wide as sheath at base. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; paniculate; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4.15-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 4.15-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one the lower absent or obscure; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex acute. Palea tightly convolute around flower; chartaceous. Palea keels ciliate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3, or several; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2; pubescent. Ovary with a steeple-like appendage; glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free brittle pericarp; orbicular.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam

    Pseudostachyum Munro appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Trans. Linn. Soc. London 26: 141 (1868)

    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