1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Sinochasea Keng

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Qinghai to Himalaya.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms erect; 34.2-58.5 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.4-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface villous. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.3 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined; without keels. Palea surface villous. Palea apex dentate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2, or 3; membranous; acuminate. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Hilum linear.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    East Himalaya, Nepal, Qinghai, Tibet

    Sinochasea Keng appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Washington Acad. Sci. 48: 115 (1958)

    Accepted by

    • Sclovich, S.E., Giussani, L.M., Ciadella, A.M. & Sede, S.M. (2015). Phylogenetic analysis of Jarava (Poaceae, Pooideae, Stipeae) and related genera: testing the value of the awn indumendum in the circumscription of Jarava Plant Systematics and Evolution 301: 1625-1641.

    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