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

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. China to Vietnam.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 40-50 cm long. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 8-10 cm long; 5-11 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous; scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; pyramidal; 12-20 cm long; 15-25 cm wide. Primary panicle branches 8-10 in number; spreading; 1-2 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 3-15 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular, or obovate; dorsally compressed; truncate; 2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular, or obovate; dorsally compressed; truncate; 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 orbicular; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex emarginate, or truncate. Upper glume orbicular; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 2 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Camus 1994.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    China South-Central, China Southeast, Vietnam

    Isachne truncata A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 2: 205 (1912)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Iskandar, E.A.P. & Veldkamp, J.F. (2004). A revision of Malesian Isachne sect. Isachne (Gramineae, Panicoideae, Isachneae) Reinwardtia 12: 159-179.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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