1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Crinipes Hochst.

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

    [FTEA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips And S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

    Habit
    Perennials
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades long and narrow
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a copious panicle
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–3-flowered, the florets shortly exserted from the glumes; rhachilla-extension minute or crowned with an awn; glumes narrowly lanceolate, unequal, 1-nerved, acuminate and drawn out into a short awn-point; lemmas shorter than the glumes, rounded on the back, scarious-membranous, 3-nerved, hairy near the margins, entire or bilobed at the narrowed tip, the lobes short and with or without a short bristle, awned from the tip or from between the lobes; awn straight or curved but not twisted; palea as long as the lemma; callus obtuse.
    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 60-87.5-150 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open (1), or contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or oblong (1); laterally compressed; 4-5.037-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate (1), or oblong (1); laterally compressed; 4-5.037-6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.8-1-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; scarious; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex entire, or dentate (1); 2 -fid (1/1); acute; awned. Principal lemma awn apical, or from a sinus (1). Palea 0.6-0.65-0.7 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets 0-1 in number; rudimentary. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Sudan, Uganda

    Crinipes Hochst. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Flora 38: 279 (1855)

    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.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Conert, Syst. Anat. Arund.: 135 (1961)
    • C. E. Hubbard in K.B. 12: 54 (1957)
    • in Flora 38: 279 (1855)

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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