1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Cleistogenes Keng
      1. Cleistogenes ramiflora Keng f. & C.P.Wang

        This species is accepted, and its native range is China (Nei Mongol).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 25-35 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Leaf-sheath oral hairs pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flat, or involute; 3-9 cm long; 2 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; unilateral; 2-4 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets. Central inflorescence axis 5-12 cm long. Spikelet packing lax. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 7-9 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 2-4 mm long; 0.5-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-5 mm long; 0.8-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 5-5.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma apex entire; muticous, or mucronate. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3; 3 mm long; purple.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Cleistogene
    Cleistogenes present; in upper sheaths.
    Distribution
    Asia-temperate: China.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Keng 1996.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Inner Mongolia

    Cleistogenes ramiflora Keng f. & C.P.Wang appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Bot. Res., Harbin 6(1): 175 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Wu, Z. & Raven, P.H. (eds.) (2006). Poaceae Flora of China 22: 1-733. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, St. Louis.

    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