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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Farrago Clayton

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect; 25-50 cm long; wiry. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a unilateral false spike; appressed; lanceolate; bearing a triad of spikelets. Central inflorescence axis flattened. Rhachis deciduous from axis; subterete. Spikelets appressed; in threes. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Companion sterile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster.
    Spikelets
    Companion sterile spikelets represented by awns; deciduous with the fertile. Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Sterile
    Companion sterile spikelets represented by awns; deciduous with the fertile.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 2.5-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex truncate; awned. Upper glume elliptic; 2.5-3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; mucronate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma obovate; hyaline; without keel; 0 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex truncate. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; dorsally compressed; biconvex.
    Distribution
    Africa.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Annual
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades narrow; ligule a line of hairs
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a 1-sided false raceme, the spikelets borne in sessile deciduous clusters; each cluster composed of a fertile spikelet accompanied by 2 bristle-like vestigial spikelets, the one sessile, the other upon a pedicel-like rhachis
    Spikelets
    Fertile spikelet narrowly elliptic; glumes as long as the spikelet, 1-nerved, membranous; lemma much shorter than the glumes, nerveless, hyaline; palea suppressed; stamens 3
    Fruits
    Caryopsis narrowly elliptic, dorsally compressed.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Farrago Clayton appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 21: 125 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • in K.B. 21: 125 (1967)

    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
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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