1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Triplopogon Bor

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 100-180 cm long; with prop roots. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades lanceolate; flaccid.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence compound; fastigiate. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole. Spatheole linear; herbaceous. Racemes single. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; flattened. Rhachis internodes linear. Rhachis internode tip transverse. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely. Basal sterile spikelets rudimentary. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; coriaceous; without keels. Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; pubescent; with marginal tufts of hair. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; coriaceous; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent; with a dorsal tuft of hair. Upper glume apex obtuse; mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; hyaline; 3 -veined. Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.5 of lemma length; awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Column of lemma awn pubescent. Palea hyaline; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; laterally compressed. Embryo 0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Triplopogon Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 9: 52 (1954)

    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