GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora


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

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Eragrostis kohorica

HABIT Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Culms erect; 8–12 cm long. Leaf-sheath oral hairs ciliate. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades involute; 40 cm long; 1.5–2.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface scabrous; rough adaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.

INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle 2–4 cm long.

Panicle open; ovate; 4–5 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1 -nate; 2.5 cm long. Panicle branches scabrous.

Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 1–10 mm long.

FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 5–10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets linear; laterally compressed; 4–10 mm long; 1.5–1.8 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.

GLUMES Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.6–1 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.2 mm long; 0.7–0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.

FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; 1.5–1.7 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex acute. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.

DISTRIBUTION Africa: northeast tropical.

NOTES Eragrostideae. Quezel 2005.

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