1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Manisuris L.
      1. Manisuris myurus L.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 15-70 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 5-15 cm long.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; terminal and axillary. Racemes 1; single; unilateral; 2-7 cm long. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subcylindrical and excavated. Spikelet packing abaxial. Rhachis internodes cuneate. Rhachis internode tip transverse; crateriform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels fused to internode; united wholly.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; oblong; asymmetrical; 4 mm long; longer than fertile; fused to and deciduous with fertile spikelet belonging to segment above. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; winged on keels; distinctly veined; truncate; muticous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; oblong; asymmetrical; 4 mm long; longer than fertile; fused to and deciduous with fertile spikelet belonging to segment above. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; winged on keels; distinctly veined; truncate; muticous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus base truncate; with central peg; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of spikelet; indurate; 2-keeled; keeled laterally; winged on keel; winged broadly; winged above and below (interrupted by waist). Lower glume surface transversely waisted. Lower glume apex emarginate; muticous. Upper glume oblong; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret hyaline. Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; without keel.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. WDC.

    Images

    Distribution

    Manisuris myurus L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Mar 27, 1956 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], India K001057375
    Mar 27, 1956 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], India K001057376
    Mar 27, 1956 Röttler, J.P. [s.n.], India K001057377
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8880] Peltophorus myurus K001131743
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8880] Peltophorus myurus K001131744
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8880] Peltophorus myurus K001131745

    First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 300 (1771)

    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

    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