1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Coelachne R.Br.
      1. Coelachne minuta Bor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is India, Thailand.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 5-8 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or oblong; 1-2 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous; rough on both sides; pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 2-5 cm long; 1-2.5 cm wide. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 0.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic, or orbicular; 0.25 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; 0.1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate. Upper glume elliptic, or orbicular; 0.5 mm long; 0.25 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 1-2 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female (upper); with the lowest dissimilar. Lowest fertile lemma bisexual; elliptic; 1.25 mm long; 1.75 length of adjacent lemma; firmer than adjacent lemma; hairy. Fertile lemma elliptic; 0.7 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 0 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid. Embryo 0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Bor 1993.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Thailand

    Coelachne minuta Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1959 Santapau, H. [22731], India K000245460 holotype
    Sorensen, Th. [451], Thailand K000688427
    Smitinand, T. [7370], Thailand K000688426
    Smitinand, T. [3626], Thailand K000688428
    Lazarides, M. [7481], Thailand K000688425

    First published in J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 58: 317 (1961)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. 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 2019. 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