1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Isachne R.Br.
      1. Isachne veldkampii K.G.Bhat & Nagendran

        This species is accepted, and its native range is SW. India.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms slender; 3-8.5 cm long. Culm-nodes glabrous. Leaf-sheaths longer than adjacent culm internode; glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs scanty, or lacking. Ligule absent. Leaf-blades ovate; 15 cm long; 7 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib indistinct. Leaf-blade surface smooth, or scaberulous; rough adaxially; glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scabrous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic; 0.7-1.2 cm long; 0.6-1 cm wide. Primary panicle branches spreading; 1 -nate; 0.3-0.5 cm long; bearing 1-3 fertile spikelets on each lower branch. Panicle branches glandular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus woolly.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus woolly.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1.1 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins obscure. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.2-1.4 mm long; 0.9 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 1.2-1.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel. Lemma surface puberulous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea elliptic; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea apex obtuse.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 3; 0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 0.8 mm long.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Bhat & Nagendran 2005.

    Distribution

    Isachne veldkampii K.G.Bhat & Nagendran appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Curr. Sci. 52: 258 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Marhold, K. (ed.) (2012). IAPT/IOPB chromosome data 14 Taxon 61: 1336-1345.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Iskandar, E.A.P. & Veldkamp, J.F. (2004). A revision of Malesian Isachne sect. Isachne (Gramineae, Panicoideae, Isachneae) Reinwardtia 12: 159-179.
    • 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

    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