1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Germainia Balansa & Poitr.
      1. Germainia lanipes Hook.f.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Butt sheaths woolly; with white hairs. Culms 20-45 cm long; 3-5 -noded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 20-30 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1-2; single, or paired; appressed back to back; erect; oblong; 1.5-2.5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 4-11 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis obsolete (raceme capitate). Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels 2-3 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 2 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; subsessile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; oblong; dorsally compressed; 10-15 mm long; longer than fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; 7-9 -veined (lower); glabrous; entire; emarginate, or truncate; muticous. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes; 9-10 mm long; entire; muticous. Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 5-7 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; 0.5-1 mm long; base pungent; attached obliquely.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 2 in number; forming an involucre about the fertile; subsessile. Basal sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; male; oblong; dorsally compressed; 10-15 mm long; longer than fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; 7-9 -veined (lower); glabrous; entire; emarginate, or truncate; muticous. Companion sterile spikelet lemmas 2; enclosed by glumes; 9-10 mm long; entire; muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; subterete; 5-7 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; 0.5-1 mm long; base pungent; attached obliquely.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; reaching apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 5-7 mm long; 1.2 length of upper glume; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; 5-6 mm long; chartaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret oblong; 2.8-3.2 mm long; hyaline. Fertile lemma linear; hyaline; without keel. Lemma apex entire; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn geniculate; 30-50 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn 15-25 mm long; pubescent. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 2; 2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Chaianan.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Myanmar, Thailand

    Germainia lanipes Hook.f. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 25, 2008 Larsen, K. [9134], Thailand K000648089
    Mar 25, 2008 Larsen, K. [9134], Thailand K000648151
    Nov 1, 1971 Helfer, J.W. [s.n.], Myanmar K001050208 holotype

    First published in Fl. Brit. India 7: 163 (1896)

    Accepted by

    • Teerawatananon, A. & al. (2013). A taxonomic revision of Germainia (Andropogoneae: Poaceae) in Thailand Blumea 57: 221-228.
    • 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
    • Teerawatananon, A. & al. (2013). A taxonomic revision of Germainia (Andropogoneae: Poaceae) in Thailand Blumea 57: 221-228.
    • 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 2020. 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 2020. 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