1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne vitiensis Rendle

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Vanuatu, Fiji.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 30-105 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 5-20 cm long; 6-19 mm wide; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 5-25 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.3-1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 1.3-1.5 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; 0.8 length of upper glume; 0.66 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; 1-1.3 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Pacific: southwestern.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Parham 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Fiji, Vanuatu

    Isachne vitiensis Rendle appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 39: 181 (1909)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • Clayton, W.D. & Snow, N. (2010). A key to Pacific Grasses: 1-107. Kew Publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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