1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Trilobachne Schenck ex Henrard

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 100-250 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Monoecious; with male and female spikelets in the same inflorescence, or with male and female spikelets in different inflorescences. Inflorescence composed of racemes; axillary; subtended by a spatheole; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Spatheole lanceolate; herbaceous. Racemes single; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1-4 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subterete. Rhachis internodes oblong; bearing a sterile companion laterally. Rhachis internode tip cupuliform. Sexes segregated; on bisexual branches; with male above. Spikelets embracing internode; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Male spikelets sessile and pedicelled; 2 in a cluster. Pedicels fused to internode. Male inflorescence of subdigitate racemes. Male spikelets distinct from female. Male spikelet glumes 2.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 6-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 6-7 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; indurate; without keels; winged on margins. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex lobed; 3 -fid; obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; coriaceous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; cartilaginous; acute. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex acute. Palea hyaline; without keels.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear.
    Male
    Male inflorescence of subdigitate racemes. Male spikelets distinct from female. Male spikelet glumes 2.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Myanmar

    Trilobachne Schenck ex Henrard appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Meded. Rijks-Herb. 67: 4 (1931)

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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