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Descriptions

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

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Prosphytochloa

HABIT Perennial. Culms scandent; 100–1000 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; flaccid.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle.

Panicle open.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip cupuliform.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 6–9 mm long; falling entire.

GLUMES Glumes both absent or obscure.

FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret subulate. Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; chartaceous; keeled; wingless; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous; unwrinkled; without grooves. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 3 -veined; 1-keeled. Palea keels scabrous.

FLOWER Lodicules 2. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2.

DISTRIBUTION Africa.

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