1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne elegans Dalzell

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Indian Subcontinent to Myanmar.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 20-30 cm long; 2 mm diam. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 5-15 cm long; 4-6 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 7.5-12.5 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1.3-2.5 cm long. Panicle branches smooth. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets orbicular; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate, or orbicular; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume surface hispidulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate, or orbicular; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface hispidulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma orbicular; hemispherical; 2-2.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 1.6 mm long; yellow.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India and Indo-China.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Blatt & McCann 1994.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    India, Myanmar, West Himalaya

    Isachne elegans Dalzell appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Woodrow, G.M. [175], India K000245421 Unknown type material
    Jacquemont, V. [556], India K000245420 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.], India K000245419 Unknown type material
    s.coll. [s.n.], India K001056211 Unknown type material

    First published in N.A.Dalzell & A.Gibson, Bombay Fl.: 291 (1861)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • 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
    • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
    • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
    • 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.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/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