1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostiella Bor
      1. Eragrostiella collettii (Stapf) Bor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Myanmar to Andaman Islands.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; slender; 40-60 cm long; 1-2 -noded. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal; without demarcation between sheath and blade. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform; convolute; 5-10 cm long; 1-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; unilateral; 10-17 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 12-15 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; 2-2.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas; fragile above; with the distal florets falling as a whole.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 12-15 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 10-12 mm long; 2-2.5 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas; fragile above; with the distal florets falling as a whole.
    Glume
    Glumes lower persistent, upper deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate, or ovate; 2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 2 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets imbricate to tip. Fertile lemma ovate; dorsally convex along back; 2 mm long; cartilaginous; purple; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea ovate; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; narrowly winged; ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back and on flanks. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; isodiametric; 0.5 mm long. Embryo 0.4 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Lazarides.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Andaman Is., Myanmar

    Eragrostiella collettii (Stapf) Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1974 Collett, H. [19], Myanmar K000245122 syntype
    Rhind, D. [208], India K000433893
    Meebold, A.E. [7777], India K000433890
    Abdul Huk [s.n.], Burma K000245123
    Huk, A. [s.n.], Myanmar K000433894
    Lwin, U.T. [350], India K000433891
    Lwin, U.T. [341], India K000433892

    First published in Indian Forester 66: 270 (1940)

    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
    • Pandey, R.P. & Dilwakar, P.G. (2008). An integrated check-list flora of Andaman and Nicobar islands, India Journal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 32: 403-500.
    • 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.

    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