1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Entoplocamia Stapf

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms 40-90 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; oblong, or globose; unilateral. Rhachis flattened. Spikelet packing crowded. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 3-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 9-17 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 3-20 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 9-17 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 0.7 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; chartaceous; 5-10 -veined; acuminate. Fertile lemma orbicular; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; keeled; 9-13 -veined. Lemma margins pilose. Lemma apex cuspidate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn pungent. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels winged; ciliolate. Palea surface pilose. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free soft pericarp; ellipsoid.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Namibia

    Entoplocamia Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in W.H.Harvey & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Cap. 7: 710 (1900)

    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