1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Urochondra C.E.Hubb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa to India.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 15-90 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades stiff. Leaf-blade apex pungent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet, or reaching apex of florets. Lower glume elliptic; 0.7-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; 0.9-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein ciliolate. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma midvein ciliolate. Lemma apex obtuse; mucronate. Palea hyaline. Palea keels eciliate, or ciliolate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Ovary beaked; glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid; isodiametric; biconvex; apex rostrate. Embryo 0.6 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Africa, or Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Djibouti, Eritrea, India, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Socotra, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen

    Urochondra C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3457 (1947)

    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