1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Bhidea Stapf ex Bor
      1. Bhidea borii Deshp., V.Prakash & N.P.Singh

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; slender; 16 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2.5-6 cm long; 2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by a spatheole. Spatheole linear; membranous. Racemes 2; paired; 5 cm long; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 3-4 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; ciliate on margins. Rhachis internodes linear; 2 mm long. Rhachis internode tip oblique; cupuliform. Raceme-bases filiform. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets pedicelled; 1 in the cluster. Pedicels linear; 2.5 mm long; ciliate; hairy on one margin.
    Spikelets
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number (lower raceme); 4 in upper raceme; barren; smaller than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; asymmetrical; as long as fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet callus square; truncate. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; 2 mm long; winged on keels; awned; both glumes awned; with 7-9 mm long awn. Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; 2.5 mm long; attached obliquely.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; 4 in number (lower raceme); 4 in upper raceme; barren; smaller than fertile. Basal sterile spikelet lower glume muticous. Companion sterile spikelets well-developed; containing empty lemmas; lanceolate; asymmetrical; as long as fertile; persistent. Companion sterile spikelet callus square; truncate. Companion sterile spikelet glumes coriaceous; 2 mm long; winged on keels; awned; both glumes awned; with 7-9 mm long awn.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus oblong; 2.5 mm long; attached obliquely.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; asymmetrical; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; 2-keeled; winged on keel; winged broadly; winged above. Lower glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 12 mm long. Upper glume oblong; 2 mm long; membranous; 1-keeled. Upper glume apex lobed; 3 -fid; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; 1 mm long; hyaline. Fertile lemma oblong; 2 mm long; membranous; keeled. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 35 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn glabrous.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: India.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Deshpande 2001.

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    Distribution

    Bhidea borii Deshp., V.Prakash & N.P.Singh appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1986 McCann, C. [51], Karnataka K000357989 holotype

    First published in Curr. Sci. 58: 1094 (1989)

    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.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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