1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Afrotrichloris Chiov.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is NE. Tropical Africa.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 15-43.75-70 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform (1), or linear (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic (1), or cuneate (1); laterally compressed; 12.45-16.61-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent (1/1).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic (1), or cuneate (1); laterally compressed; 12.45-16.61-20 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent (1/1).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.6-0.875-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels (1), or 1-keeled (1); 1 -veined, or 2-3 -veined (1). Lower glume lateral veins absent (1), or distinct (1). Lower glume apex acuminate, or setaceously attenuate (1). Upper glume lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1); 0.6-0.8-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume apex acuminate, or setaceously attenuate (1).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; chartaceous (1), or coriaceous (1); much thinner above; without keel (1), or keeled (1); 3 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy on back, or on veins (1). Lemma margins eciliate (1), or ciliate (1). Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.66-0.6825-0.75 of lemma length; acuminate (1), or attenuate (1); awned; 1 -awned (1), or 3 -awned (1). Principal lemma awn from a sinus; curved. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal (1/1). Palea 0.3 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels wingless (1), or winged (1); ciliolate. Palea surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1). Apical sterile florets 4-7 in number (1); barren; separate (1), or in a clump (1); elliptic. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid (1/1); dorsally compressed (1/1); biconvex (1/1).
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Somalia

    Afrotrichloris Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Bot. (Rome) 13: 371 (1915)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0