1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Chevalierella A.Camus

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

    [GB]

    nonem

    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 80-120 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades elliptic. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-5.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-5.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; without keel; 3-5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Congo, Zaïre

    Chevalierella A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Trop. 13: 421 (1933)

    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