1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne mysorensis Sundararagh.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose; clumped loosely. Culms erect; slender; 6-8 cm long. Culm-internodes distally pubescent. Leaf-sheaths 1.3 cm long; pilose. Ligule absent. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades ovate; 0.3-1.2 cm long; 5-15 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins tuberculate-ciliate. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle glabrous. Panicle open; pyramidal; 2.5-3 cm long; 0.8-1.2 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3 mm long; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.2 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 ovate; 1 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface pilose; hairy at apex. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume obovate; 1.2 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface pilose; hairy at apex. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile florets bisexual (lower), or female (upper). Fertile lemma orbicular; 1 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 0.5 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Raghavan 2005.

    Distribution

    Isachne mysorensis Sundararagh. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Indian Forester 97: 304 (1971)

    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.
    • 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
    • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.

    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