1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne sharpii B.K.Simon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is NE. Queensland.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms geniculately ascending; 26-44 cm long; 5-10 -noded. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 1.5-1.7 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2.5-5.5 cm long; 7-13 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; 3.5-4 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-1.4 cm long; bearing 3-7 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-2.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-2.8 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 ovate; 2.5-2.8 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9 -veined. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 2.5-2.8 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 9-10 -veined. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate, or orbicular; 2 mm long; 1.5 mm wide; cartilaginous, or indurate; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface smooth. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1.8 mm long; coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long; pallid.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; 1.2 mm long; red.
    Distribution
    Australasia: Australia.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Simon 2011.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Queensland

    Isachne sharpii B.K.Simon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Austrobaileya 8: 207 (2010)

    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