1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Phuphanochloa Sungkaew & Teerawat.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Thailand.

    [GB]

    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms geniculately ascending; 500-1000 cm long; woody; without nodal roots. Culm-internodes terete. Culm-nodes swollen. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous; without auricles. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; clustered at the nodes; in untidy tufts; with glumaceous subtending bracts; with axillary buds at base of spikelet; leafless between clusters.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 7-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 7-9 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 10-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes several; persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; coriaceous; without keels; 11-17 -veined.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel; 13-21 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex acute. Palea coriaceous; 5-7 -veined. Palea keels winged; ciliate. Palea surface pilose. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid, or oblong; apex rostrate.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Thailand

    Phuphanochloa Sungkaew & Teerawat. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 63: 669 (2008 publ. 2009)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the 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