1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Chandrasekharania V.J.Nair, V.S.Ramach. & Sreek.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is SW. India.

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 20-40 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle capitate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets laterally compressed; 5-6 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface pilose. Lower glume apex acute; awned. Upper glume ovate; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex dentate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Chandrasekharania V.J.Nair, V.S.Ramach. & Sreek. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Pl. Sci. 91: 79 (1982)

    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.

    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