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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms scandent; woody. Culm-internodes terete. Lateral branches suffrutescent. Branch complement three, or several. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence bractiferous; scanty; with foliaceous subtending bracts; without axillary buds at base of spikelet. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9.96-14.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9.96-14.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 7 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.6-0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 7-9 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret elliptic; chartaceous; 7 -veined; acuminate; awned. Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; chartaceous; keeled; 13 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma margins pubescent. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea chartaceous; 8 -veined. Palea keels approximate; pubescent. Palea surface pubescent.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; membranous. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Accepted Species

    Other Data

    Hitchcockella A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 181: 253 (1925)

    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 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