1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Habrochloa C.E.Hubb.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-25 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades flaccid. Leaf-blade margins unthickened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; curved. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; trigonous. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    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 linear
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a delicate spreading panicle
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3–5-flowered, laterally compressed, the florets loosely exserted from the glumes; glumes narrowly lanceolate, slightly unequal, 1-nerved, keeled, acuminate; lemmas shorter than the glumes, keeled, thinly membranous, 3-nerved, ciliate near the margins, shortly and bluntly bilobed at the tip, awned from between the lobes; awn filiform, slightly recurved; palea as long as the lemma; callus minute, obtuse.
    [FZ]

    Gramineae, T. Cope. Flora Zambesiaca 10:2. 1999

    Habit
    Inflorescence a delicate panicle.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3–5-flowered, laterally compressed, the florets loosely exserted from the glumes, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; glumes membranous, narrowly lanceolate, slightly unequal, 1-nerved, keeled, acuminate; lemmas keeled, thinly membranous, 3-nerved, ciliate on the margins, shortly and bluntly 2-lobed at the apex, with a filiform, slightly recurved awn from the sinus.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis linear.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Habrochloa C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 37: t. 3645 (1967)

    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 Zambesiaca
    • in Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 37: t. 3645 (1967).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • in Hook., Ic. Pl. 37, t. 3645 (1967)

    Sources

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

    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 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