1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne ciliatiflora Keng f.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Sichuan).

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-60 cm long; 2 mm diam. Culm-internodes smooth; distally glabrous. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface; outer margin glabrous, or hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs lacking, or ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1 mm long. Leaf-blade base broadly rounded. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 5-15 cm long; 5-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface smooth; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 15 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 1 -nate; 5-9.5 cm long. Panicle branches eglandular; smooth; glabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5 mm long; 1.3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5 mm long; 1.3 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2.3 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 2.3 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets bisexual and female; with the lowest dissimilar. Lowest fertile lemma bisexual; elliptic; 2.2 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent lemma; hairy. Fertile lemma elliptic; 1.8 mm long; cartilaginous; without keel. Lemma margins involute; ciliate. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea cartilaginous. Palea surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy at base. Palea apex undifferentiated, or ciliate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Keng 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central

    Isachne ciliatiflora Keng f. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Acta Phytotax. Sin. 10: 13 (1965)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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