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This species is accepted, and its native range is India (Maharashtra).

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 80-200 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths 5-10 cm long; outer margin hairy. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1.5 mm long. Leaf-blades 30-60 cm long; 5-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or hirsute; hairy abaxially.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Synflorescence compound; fasciculate; 20-50 cm long. Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary; subtended by a spatheole; enclosed. Spatheole lanceolate; scarious; tuberculate; pilose (on margins). Racemes 1; single; oblong; 0.5-1 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes. Rhachis internodes linear. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels oblong; 0.5 mm long; ciliate; with red hairs.
Sterile
Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; subsessile; elliptic; 7-9 mm long; larger than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; longer than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 2-2.5 mm long. Companion sterile spikelet glumes 9-11 -veined (lower glume); tuberculate on margins; ciliate on margins. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes; 3.5-4 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; bearded; base obtuse; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs red. Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; subsessile; elliptic; 7-9 mm long; larger than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; longer than fertile; separately deciduous. Companion sterile spikelet callus linear; 2-2.5 mm long. Companion sterile spikelet glumes 9-11 -veined (lower glume); tuberculate on margins; ciliate on margins. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes; 3.5-4 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; subterete; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; bearded; base obtuse; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs red.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; without keels; 8-9 -veined. Lower glume surface with a longitudinal median groove; hirsute. Lower glume hairs red. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 2.5-3 mm long. Upper glume primary vein ciliate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; hyaline; ciliate on margins; acute. Fertile lemma linear; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn apical; geniculate; 20-30 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn puberulous. Palea absent or minute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate. Anthers 3; 1.2-3 mm long.
Distribution
Asia-tropical: India.
Reference
Andropogoneae. Potdar 2002.

Native to:

India

Themeda pseudotremula Potdar, Salunkhe & S.R.Yadav appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Potdar, G.G. [801], Maharashtra K001089705 isotype
Potdar, G.G. [801], Maharashtra K001089706 isotype

First published in Kew Bull. 58: 243 (2003)

Accepted by

  • Marhold, K. (ed.) (2012). IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 14 Taxon 61: 1336-1345.
  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Marhold, K. (ed.) (2012). IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 14 Taxon 61: 1336-1345.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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