1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne multiflora (Thwaites) Ferguson

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Sri Lanka.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-90 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear; 5-15 cm long; 3-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 6-21 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.9-2.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.9-2.1 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.2-1.7 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.1-1.6 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets with the lowest dissimilar. Lowest fertile lemma elliptic; 1.9-2.4 mm long; 2 length of adjacent lemma; thinner than adjacent lemma. Fertile lemma orbicular; 1.1-1.3 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Fl Ceyl 1993.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sri Lanka

    Isachne multiflora (Thwaites) Ferguson appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thwaites, G.H.K. [s.n.], Sri Lanka K000245404 Unknown type material

    First published in J. Ceylon Branch Roy. Asiat. Soc. 6: 69 (1880)

    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.
    • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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