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

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 20-40 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base cordate. Leaf-blades lanceolate; 2-4.5 cm long; 5-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy, or moderately hairy; hairy on both sides; with tubercle-based hairs. Leaf-blade margins tuberculate-ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle capitate; ovate; 1.5-2.5 cm long; 1-1.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with evident branchlets on axis, or with lateral stumps on axis. Panicle axis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-1.5 mm long; scabrous.
    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 similar; subequal in width; exceeding apex of florets. Lower glume ovate; 3.5-4 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins ribbed. Lower glume surface pilose; hairy above; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 3 mm long. Upper glume ovate; 5-6 mm long; 1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous; rough on veins. Upper glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 3 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 4-5 mm long; chartaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn 1.5-2 mm long overall; limb scabrous. Palea elliptic; 1 length of lemma; hyaline; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 1.25 mm long. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 1 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Arundinelleae. Nair.

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    Distribution

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

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Ramachandran, V.S. [54064], Kerala K001056568 isotype

    First published in Proc. Indian Acad. Sci., Pl. Sci. 91: 80 (1982)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • 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
    • 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