1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne stricta Elmer

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Philippines to New Guinea.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-45 cm long; 1 mm diam. Culm-nodes glabrous. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface; outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 2-3 mm long. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2-6 cm long; 3-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially, or on both sides. Leaf-blade margins scabrous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; lanceolate; 5-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed. Panicle branches stiff; smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels clavate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes flattened.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic, or obovate; 1.5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume surface glabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic, or obovate; 1.5 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 1.5 mm long; coriaceous; shiny; without keel. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Papuasia.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Reeder 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    New Guinea, Philippines, Sulawesi

    Isachne stricta Elmer appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1950 Boden Kloss, C. [s.n.], Papua New Guinea Isachne obtecta K000290207 Unknown type material

    First published in Leafl. Philipp. Bot. 2: 463 (1908)

    Not 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. [Cited as Isachne albens.]

    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.
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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