1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Hickelia A.Camus

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes absent (3), or elongated (1); pachymorph (1/1). Culms rambling, or leaning (3); 228-686.3-1500 cm long; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches dendroid. Branch complement many; with 1 branch dominant; thinner than stem. Culm-sheath blade lanceolate. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; scanty (1), or linear (1), or stellate (2); with glumaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 basal sterile florets (2); 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12.45-16.56-24 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1-2 basal sterile florets (2); 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 12.45-16.56-24 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes one to two the lower present in some spikelets (1), or two (2), or several (3); persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 0.6-0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; without keels; 21-23 -veined (1/1). Lower glume surface glabrous (3), or pubescent (1). Lower glume apex acute (3), or acuminate (1). Upper glume ovate; chartaceous; without keels; 13-14 -veined (1/3), or 15-20 -veined (2/3), or 21 -veined (3/3), or 22-23 -veined (2/3). Upper glume surface glabrous (3), or pubescent (1). Upper glume apex acute (3), or acuminate (1).
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; indurate; 9 -veined (1/1); acute (3), or cuspidate (1). Fertile lemma ovate; indurate; without keel; 9-11 -veined (1/2), or 17 -veined (1/2). Lemma surface glabrous (3), or pubescent (1). Lemma margins eciliate (1), or ciliolate (3). Lemma apex cuspidate; muticous (3), or mucronate (1). Palea 0.9 length of lemma; coriaceous; 9 -veined (1/1). Palea keels contiguous above a sulcus; eciliate (3), or ciliolate (1). Palea surface glabrous (3), or pubescent (1).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3. Anthers 6. Stigmas 3. Ovary umbonate; pubescent on apex.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with tardily free pericarp; ovoid.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar, Tanzania

    Hickelia A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 179: 479 (1924)

    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