1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne ciliaris B.Boivin ex A.Camus

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; robust; 75 cm long. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 16-18 cm long; 12 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with 8-12 secondary veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 0.3 mm long; tip widened.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets obovate; dorsally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets obovate; dorsally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume obovate; 0.9-1.2 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume obovate; 0.9-1.2 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; 0.7-0.8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Camus 2007.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Isachne ciliaris B.Boivin ex A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 73: 917 (1926 publ. 1927)

    Not 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. [Cited as Unplaced Name.]

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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