1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne dimyloides Bor

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Darjiling to Assam.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 20 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-nodes bearded. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades elliptic; 2-4.5 cm long; 3-7 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 2.5 cm long; 1.5 cm wide; bearing few spikelets. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels eglandular.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 1.8-1.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; obtuse; 1.8-1.9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Lower glume apex cuspidate. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose; hairy at apex. Upper glume apex cuspidate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or orbicular; 1.8 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute; ciliolate. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.75 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong; 1 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Bor 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Assam, East Himalaya

    Isachne dimyloides Bor appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Clarke, C.B. [36764], India K000245438 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 4: 96 (1949)

    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.
    • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.
    • 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
    • Noltie, H.J. (2000). Flora of Bhutan 3(2): 457-883. Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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