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Descriptions

W.D. Clayton, M. Vorontsova, K.T. Harman & H. Williamson

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Kampochloa

HABIT Perennial. Culms 15–30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes.

Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis semiterete; terminating in a barren extension; extension subulate. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded.

Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.905–4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.

GLUMES Glumes persistent; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface without pits. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn dorsal.

FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; keeled; wingless; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma surface unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets 2–5 in number; barren; in a clump; lanceolate. Apical sterile lemmas awned.

FLOWER Lodicules 2; fleshy.

DISTRIBUTION Africa.

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