1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Koordersiochloa Merr.
      1. Koordersiochloa sanjappae (Kabeer & V.J.Nair) Veldkamp

        This species is accepted, and its native range is India (Tamil Nadu).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms decumbent; 30-65 cm long. Leaf-sheaths tubular for much of their length; 4.5-6 cm long; striately veined. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 3-5 mm long; lacerate. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 8-15 cm long; 6 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade surface pubescent; sparsely hairy; hairy on both sides. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; nodding; 11 cm long; 2 cm wide. Primary panicle branches simple; bearing 4-8 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 9-18 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long; eventually visible between lemmas; glabrous. Floret callus elongated; 2 mm long; pubescent; pungent; disarticulating obliquely.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate, or oblong; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2 mm long; eventually visible between lemmas; glabrous. Floret callus elongated; 2 mm long; pubescent; pungent; disarticulating obliquely.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 9.5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner on margins; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scabrous. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 13.5 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate, or oblong; 10.5 mm long; 0.8-1.2 mm wide; chartaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins prominent. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; with lobes 3-4 mm long; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.7-0.8 way up back of lemma; coiled; twisted together; 29-35 mm long overall. Palea lanceolate, or oblong; 7.8 mm long. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on margins. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; free; 0.3 mm long; fleshy; truncate. Anthers 3; 1-2 mm long; yellow. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear, or oblong; sulcate on hilar side; 3.4 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Meliceae. Kabeer & Nair 2009.

    Distribution

    Koordersiochloa sanjappae (Kabeer & V.J.Nair) Veldkamp appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Reinwardtia 13: 302 (2012)

    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