Pseudodanthonia Bor & C.E.Hubb.
  • Kew Bull. 12: 425 (1957 publ. 1958) 

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Culms erect; 30-45 cm long. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades coriaceous. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle, or composed of racemes. Panicle contracted. Racemes single. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 4-8 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 12-25 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded. GLUMES Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets, or exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex setaceously attenuate. FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; coriaceous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.3 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea 0.6 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels winged. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped. FLOWER Lodicules 2; membranous; obtuse. Anthers 3. Stigmas 3. Ovary pubescent all over. DISTRIBUTION Tropical Asia.


  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
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