1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne bicolor Naik & Patunkar

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 30-45 cm long. Culm-internodes distally glabrous. Culm-nodes glabrous, or pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pilose; outer margin hairy. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 3.5-4.5 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation distinct; with 22-30 secondary veins. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; smooth, or scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 2-5 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate; 1-1.5 cm long. Panicle branches glandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; glandular.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.75-3.25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 2.75-3.25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume orbicular; 2.5-3 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2.25-2.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Naik & Pat. 2005.

    Distribution

    Isachne bicolor Naik & Patunkar appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Bot. Surv. India 15: 157 (1976)

    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

    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