1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Davidsea Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Sri Lanka.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph. Culms arching; 800-900 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement several; in a clump; with 1 branch dominant. Culm-sheaths deciduous but leaving a persistent girdle. Culm-sheath blade linear, or lanceolate. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; 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. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-3 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 15-20 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes several; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 13 -veined. Lower glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; chartaceous; without keel; 15 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea chartaceous; 5 -veined. Palea keels ciliate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; ciliate. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Distribution
    Tropical Asia.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Sri Lanka

    Davidsea Soderstr. & R.P.Ellis appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 72: 59 (1988)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    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