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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Assam.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 30-60 cm long; wiry; 1-2 -noded. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal; differentiated into sheath and blade. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 3 mm long. Leaf-blades filiform; conduplicate; 20-30 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; unilateral; 13-22 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; regular (but interrupted below); 2 -rowed. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 13-19 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; 3-4 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas; fragile above; with the distal florets falling as a whole.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 13-19 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or oblong; laterally compressed; 9-12 mm long; 3-4 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; 1.5 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong, or ovate; 1.75-2 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets imbricate to tip. Fertile lemma ovate; 2.25-2.5 mm long; chartaceous; dark green, or grey; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea ovate; 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; conspicuously winged (0.3mm wide); eciliate. Palea surface glabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; isodiametric; 0.75-1 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Lazarides.

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Hooker, J.D. [655], India K000907160
    Hooker, J.D. [s.n.], India K000907162
    Griffith, W. [1171], India K000907158 syntype
    Gallatly, G. [474], India K000907165
    Clarke, C.B. [38871], India K000907164
    s.coll. [s.n.], India K000245118
    s.coll. [15540], India K000907163
    s.coll. [s.n.], India K000907161
    s.coll. [5362], India K000907159

    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.
    • 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