1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne cochinchinensis Balansa

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms decumbent; 30-40 cm long. Leaf-sheaths striately veined; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear; flat, or convolute; 4-6 cm long; 2-3 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough on both sides; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; lanceolate; 2-10 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle axis scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels scaberulous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.7-1.9 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume lateral veins distinct. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.7-1.9 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume lateral veins distinct. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to fertile lemma; ovate; 1.6-1.8 mm long; coriaceous; 7-9 -veined; obscurely veined; puberulous; obtuse. Fertile lemma ovate; 2 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Lecomte 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Laos, Vietnam

    Isachne cochinchinensis Balansa appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Kerr, A.F.G. [7736], Thailand K000621254
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13714], Thailand K000621255
    Kerr, A.F.G. [13714], Thailand K000621256

    First published in J. Bot. (Morot) 4: 137 (1890)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Camus, E.G. & Camus, A. in H. Lecomte (1922). Flore Générale de l'indo-Chine 1(3): 193-336.

    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.

    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