1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Chaetobromus Nees

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Namibia to Cape Prov.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons absent, or present. Culms geniculately ascending; 8-60 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-6 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 9-18 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; bearded; base truncate. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-6 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 9-18 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus linear; bearded; base truncate. Floret callus elongated; pubescent; pungent.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 5-10 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 3-5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; cartilaginous; without keel; 7-9 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.3 of lemma length; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp. Hilum linear; 0.8-0.9 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Chaetobromus Nees appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J.Lindley, Intr. Nat. Syst. Bot., ed. 2: 449 (1836)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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