1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Vietnamochloa Veldkamp & R.Nowack
      1. Vietnamochloa aurea Veldkamp & R.Nowack

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

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 10-25 cm long. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheaths ribbed; glabrous on surface. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.25 mm long. Leaf-blades lanceolate; flat, or involute; 0.5-1 cm long; 1.5-2 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins ciliate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Peduncle 7-15 cm long. Racemes 3-5; borne along a central axis; unilateral; 1-2 cm long; bearing 3-7 fertile spikelets on each. Spikelet packing lax, or distant. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile, or pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-4.25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; acute.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 4-4.25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; acute.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-4 mm long; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.9-4.1 mm long; 1.3-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-3.2 mm long; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma lateral veins close to margins. Lemma hairs yellow, or tawny. Lemma apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 1.5-1.75 mm long overall. Palea bowed outwards; 3 mm long; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on flanks; hairy below. Palea apex dentate; 2 -fid. Rhachilla extension 0.75 length of fertile floret.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid; dorsally compressed; 1.5 mm long; light brown. Embryo 0.33-0.5 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Asia-tropical: Indo-China.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. Veldkamp 2001.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Vietnam

    Vietnamochloa aurea Veldkamp & R.Nowack appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., B, Adansonia 16: 215 (1994 publ. 1995)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • H?, P.-H. (2000). Câyc? Vi?tnam. An Illustrated flora of Vietnam, ed. 2, 3: 1-1020. Pham-hoang Ho, Montréal.

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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