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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Queensland.

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms 50-82.5-100 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane (1), or absent (1). Leaf-blade base without a false petiole (1), or with a false petiole (1). Leaf-blades lanceolate. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing crowded (1), or contiguous (1), or lax (1). Spikelets ascending (1/1); solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); laterally compressed; 6-8.25-10 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or ovate (1); laterally compressed; 6-8.25-10 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong (1), or ovate (1); 0.66-0.7275-0.75 length of upper glume; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume surface glabrous (1), or pilose. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong (1), or ovate (1); 0.7-0.775-0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined (1), or 7 -veined (1). Upper glume surface glabrous (1), or pilose. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong (1), or ovate (1); herbaceous; keeled; 7 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous (1), or pilose (1). Lemma apex acute; mucronate (1), or awned (1); 1 -awned (1/1). Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels wingless (1), or winged (1); smooth (1), or scaberulous (1). Palea apex dentate. Apical sterile florets 5 in number (1), or 6 in number, or 7-12 in number (1); barren; in a clump; elliptic. Apical sterile lemmas awned. Apical sterile lemma awns glabrous (1), or retrorsely scabrous (1).
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2. Anthers 2 (1/1).
Distribution
Temperate Asia, or Tropical Asia (1), or Australasia (1), or Pacific (1).

Native to:

Assam, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cambodia, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Hainan, India, Japan, Jawa, Korea, Lesser Sunda Is., Malaya, Maluku, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Philippines, Queensland, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Caroline Is., Marshall Is., Society Is.

Lophatherum Brongn. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in L.I.Duperrey, Voy. Monde, Phan.: 49 (1831)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R., Nic Lughadha, E., Black, N., Turner, R. & Paton, A. (2021). The World Checklist of Vascular Plants, a continuously updated resource for exploring global plant diversity. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-021-00997-6 Scientific Data 8: 215.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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 2021. 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