1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne muscicola A.Camus

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent, or leaning; 100-200 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or pubescent. Lateral branches ample. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 4-5 mm long. Leaf-blades linear; 10-20 cm long; 5-12 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins glabrous, or ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 15-25 cm long; 10-20 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading; 1-2 -nate. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular, or obovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular, or obovate; dorsally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes suppressed between florets.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2-2.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile florets all alike. Fertile lemma orbicular; hemispherical; 2-2.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 5-7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Gr Madag 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Isachne muscicola A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 94: 41 (1947)

    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.
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    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