Apluda

L.
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 25. Treatment on page 649.

Plants perennial; often scrambling. Culms to 3 m, decumbent. Leaves not aromatic; sheaths open; ligules membranous; blades linear, often pseudopetiolate. Inflorescences false panicles, individual inflorescence units with solitary rames; rames to 1 cm, often enclosed by the subtending leaf-sheath, with 1 sessile and 2 unequally pedicellate spikelets; disarticulation at the base of the sessile spikelets, sometimes also at the base of the pedicellate spikelets. Sessile spikelets laterally compressed, with a large, bulbous callus; lower glumes coriaceous, without keels or wings, smooth, bidentate; upper glumes unawned; upper lemmas awned or unawned. Pedicels flat, wide, adjacent to each other, appressed but not fused to the rame axes. Pedicellate spikelets usually unequal, unawned, 1 staminate or bisexual and as large as the sessile spikelet, the other sterile and usually smaller, x = 10.

Discussion

Apluda is treated here as consisting of a single weedy species that is native to tropical Asia and Australia, where it grows primarily in thickets and forest margins. It is not known to be established in the Flora region.

Lower Taxa

"decumbent" is not a number."elongated" is not a number.

... more about "Apluda"
anatomy +  and kranz +
Mary E. Barkworth +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
keeled +  and rounded +
pseudopetiolate +  and branching +
divergent +  and parallel +
intravaginal +, extravaginal +, branching +  and basal +
swelling +
pseudopetiolate +
non-radiate +  and radiate +
well-developed +
usually linear +  and lanceolate occasionally ovate +
reduced +
spikelike +
purple +  and reddish +
ascending +  and erect +
0 cm0 mm <br />0 m <br /> (300 cm3,000 mm <br />3 m <br />) +
not woody +
capillary +
sometimes longer +
concealing +
compressed +  and terete +
shorter or longer +
subtending +
compressed +  and rounded +
unequal +
uncinate +
bracteate +  and ebracteate +
pedunculate +  and multiple-stalked +
axillary +  and subtending +
solid +  and hollow +
photosynthetic +
not aromatic +
coriaceous +
membranous +
inconspicuous +
complex +  and simple +
concealed +  and prominent +
pedicellate +
not fused +
dry +  and fleshy +
elongate +
clayton1994b +  and reed1964a +
sessile +, staminate +  and pedicellate +
in triplets +  and paired +
sterile +  and bisexual +
compressed +
smaller +  and unequal +
1 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
fused +  and free +
2 (?) +  and 3 (?) +
dome--shaped +  and triangular +
Gramineae +
Poaceae tribe Andropogoneae +
membranous +
sessile-pedicellate +
plant +  and scrambling +
aquatic +  and terrestrial +
dioecious +, monoecious +  and synoecious +