1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Catalepis Stapf & Stent

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 5-40 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a unilateral false spike; appressed; unilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 1-9 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis deciduous from axis; flattened. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4-5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus oblong; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes reaching apex of florets; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.1-0.2 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface pubescent. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface with marginal hair tufts. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea 0.75 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Free State, KwaZulu-Natal, Lesotho, Northern Provinces

    Catalepis Stapf & Stent appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1929: 11 (1929)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. 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