Sacciolepis myosuroides (R.Br.) Chase ex E.G.Camus & A.Camus

This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon to Ethiopia and S. Africa, Madagascar, Tropical & Subtropical Asia to N. Australia.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending, or decumbent; 30-75 cm long. Culm-nodes brown. Leaf-sheaths 5.5-10 cm long; glabrous on surface. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 0.5-1 mm long. Leaf-blades 6-15 cm long; 2-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 2-12 cm long; 0.3-0.5 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with lateral stumps on axis. Panicle axis with rounded ribs. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; gibbous; obtuse; 1.5-1.9 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; gibbous; obtuse; 1.5-1.9 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; clasping; 0.8 mm long; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; gibbous; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; with hyaline margins; without keels; 9 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface glabrous. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 7 -veined; ribbed; glabrous; obtuse. Fertile lemma elliptic; dorsally compressed; 1 mm long; coriaceous; shiny; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea involute; coriaceous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 0.6 mm long.
Distribution
Africa: west-central tropical, northeast tropical, east tropical, southern tropical, south, and western Indian ocean. Asia-temperate: China. Asia-tropical: India, Indo-China, Malesia, and Papuasia. Australasia: Australia.
Reference
Paniceae. Gilliland 1993.

[FZ]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora Zambesiaca 10:3. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Annual, growing in clumps.
Morphology Culms
Culms 5–80 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves Leaf lamina
Leaf laminae linear, papillose on raised nerves above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicle 1–20 cm. long, cylindrical, slender, borne above the foliage or rarely nestling amongst it.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 1–1.7(2) mm. long, ovate, glabrous or hispidulous.

[FTEA]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips & S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

Morphology General Habit
Annual, growing in clumps; culms 5–70 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades linear, 2–20 cm. long, 1–5 mm. wide, papillose on the nerves above.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Panicle cylindrical, slender, 1–14 cm. long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets ovate, slightly laterally compressed, 1–1.7 mm. long, glabrous or hispidulous; lower glume ovate, 1/3–2/3 as long as the spikelet; upper glume membranous; lower floret barren with a palea 0.2–0.5(–0.8) mm. long; upper lemma 1/2–3/4 as long as the spikelet, white to light brown.
Habitat
Damp places, pool margins and rice fields; 0–1650 m.
Distribution
westwards to Camerounsouthwards to Natal; T3 T4 T5 T6 T7 T8 U3 Z

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Bangladesh, Borneo, Burundi, Cameroon, China South-Central, China Southeast, Congo, Ethiopia, Hainan, India, Jawa, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Lesser Sunda Is., Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, New Guinea, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Philippines, Queensland, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, Vietnam, West Himalaya, Western Australia, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Sacciolepis myosuroides (R.Br.) Chase ex E.G.Camus & A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jul 1, 2002 Cuming, H. [1668], Philippines K000290324 No
Phipps, J.B. [3295], Zambia K000282309 isotype Yes
Crook, L. [789], Zimbabwe K000282310 isotype Yes
Welwitsch [2699], Angola K000282311 isotype Yes
Welwitsch [2699], Angola K000282312 Yes
Schimper [1478], Ethiopia K000282319 Yes
Schimper [1825], Ethiopia K000282320 Yes
Lebrun, J. [3109], Zaire K000282328 isotype Yes
Lebrun, J. [3109], Zaire K000282329 isotype Yes
Hildebrandt, J.M. [3760], Madagascar K000244747 Yes
Kerr, A.F.G. [8050], Thailand K000620875 No
Smitinand, T. [6280], Thailand K000682880 No
md Haniff [2951], Thailand K000682886 No
md Haniff [2968], Thailand K000682887 No
md Haniff [2924], Thailand K000682885 No
Charoenphol, Ch. [3851], Thailand K000682882 No
Put [2228], Thailand K000620873 No
Larsen, K. [8420], Thailand K000682881 No
van Beusekom, C.F. [3631], Thailand K000682883 No
Lazarides, M. [7490], Thailand K000682879 No
Lindhard, E. [s.n.], Thailand K000682884 No
Kerr, A.F.G. [2249], Thailand K000620874 No
Put [2171], Thailand K000620872 No

First published in H.Lecomte, Fl. Indo-Chine 7: 460 (1922)

Accepted by

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  • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Dassanayake (ed.) (1994). A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon 8: 1-458. Oxford & IBH Publishing Co. PVT. LTD., New Delhi, Calcutta.
  • Gilliland, H.B. (1971). A revised flora of Malaya 3: 1-319. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Singapore.
  • Henty, E.E. (1969). A manual of the grasses of New Guinea: 1-215. Division of Botany, Dpt. of Forests, LAE, New Guinea.
  • Kandwal, M.K. & Gupta, B.K. (2009). An update on grass flora of Uttarkhand Indian Journal of Forestry 32: 657-668.
  • Karthikeyan, S., Jain, S.K., Nayar, M.P. & Sanjappa, M. (1989). Florae Indicae Enumeratio: Monocotyledonae: 1-435. Botanical Survey of India, Calcutta.
  • Kress, W.J., DeFilipps, R.A., Farr, E. & Kyi, D.Y.Y. (2003). A Checklist of the Trees, Shrubs, Herbs and Climbers of Myanmar Contributions from the United States National Herbarium 45: 1-590.
  • Middleton, D.J. & al. (eds.) (2019). Flora of Singapore 7: 1-525. Singapore Botanic Gardens.
  • Press, J.R. et al. (2000). Annotated Checklist of the Flowering Plants of Nepal: i-x, 1-430. Natural History Museum, London.
  • Turner, I.M. (1995 publ. 1997). A catalogue of the Vascular Plants of Malaya Gardens' Bulletin Singapore 47(2): 347-655.
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Kew Backbone Distributions

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