1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Coelachne R.Br.
      1. Coelachne pulchella R.Br.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indo-China, N. Australia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; slender; 5-15 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs, or absent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 0.8-2.5 cm long; 2-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; linear, or oblong; 4-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading; 0.5-1 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; 0.5-1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 1.5-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 1.5-1.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume elliptic, or orbicular; 1-1.2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume orbicular; 1-1.3 mm long; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets female (upper); with the lowest dissimilar. Lowest fertile lemma bisexual; elliptic; 1.7 mm long; 1.7 length of adjacent lemma; firmer than adjacent lemma; glabrous, or hairy. Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 1 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 0 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate; hairy below. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea surface puberulous.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 0.3-0.4 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 0.6-0.8 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China. Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Isachneae. CEH 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Myanmar, Northern Territory, Queensland, Vietnam

    Coelachne pulchella R.Br. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holland.: 187 (1810)

    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.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.

    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 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