1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Dregeochloa Conert

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 2.5-13.12-25 cm long; rooting from lower nodes (1/1). Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades persistent (1), or deciduous at the ligule (1); aciculate; stiff. Leaf-blade apex muticous (1), or pungent.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle, or composed of racemes (1). Panicle contracted. Racemes single (1/1); multilateral (1/1); bearing few fertile spikelets (1/1). Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets (1), or 6-10 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 8-12.25-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4 fertile florets (1), or 6-10 fertile florets (1); with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 8-12.25-15 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet (1), or reaching apex of florets (1), or exceeding apex of florets (1); thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1); 1-1.05-1.1 length of upper glume; scarious; without keels; 5 -veined, or 6-7 -veined (1). Lower glume surface puberulous (1), or pubescent (1). Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate (1), or elliptic (1); 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; without keels; 5 -veined, or 6-7 -veined (1). Upper glume surface puberulous (1), or pubescent (1). Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; coriaceous; without keel; 9 -veined, or 10 -veined (1). Lemma surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1); with a transverse row of hair tufts. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.33-0.44-0.6 of lemma length; acuminate (1/1); awned; 1 -awned (1), or 3 -awned (1). Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal (1/1). Palea 0.5 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3. Ovary pubescent all over.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free brittle pericarp. Embryo 0.2-0.265-0.33 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform (1/1).
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Dregeochloa Conert appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Senckenberg. Biol. 47: 335 (1966)

    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