1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne disperma (Lam.) Döll

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Lesser Antilles to Trinidad.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms scandent; 300-600 cm long; 2-5 mm diam. Lateral branches ample. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or hispid; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1-2 mm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 10-20 cm long; 10-20 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 10-20 cm long. Primary panicle branches spreading. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma orbicular; 1 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    South America: Caribbean.
    Reference
    Isachneae. N Amer Fl 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Leeward Is., Trinidad-Tobago, Windward Is.

    Isachne disperma (Lam.) Döll appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sandwith, N.Y. [1851], Trinidad & Tobago K000482978
    Smith, H.H. [361], St. Vincent & the Grenadines K000482977
    Box, H.E. [325], St. Lucia K000482970
    Box, H.E. [169], St.Kitts-Nevis K000482972
    Guilding, L. [s.n.], St. Vincent & the Grenadines K000482975
    Britton, N.L. [395], St.Kitts-Nevis K000482973
    Hitchcock, A.S. [597], Trinidad & Tobago K000482979
    Hahn, L. [s.n.], Martinique K000482976
    Husnot, T. [97], Guadeloupe K000482971
    Ramage, G. [s.n.], Dominica K000482974

    First published in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 2(2): 274 (1877)

    Accepted by

    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.
    • 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
    • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192.

    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