1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Sphaerocaryum Nees ex Hook.f.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms prostrate; 7-30 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades ovate. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 0.7-1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 0.7-1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 3 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, Bangladesh, China South-Central, China Southeast, Laos, Malaya, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

    Sphaerocaryum Nees ex Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 7: 246 (1896)

    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