1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Hubbardochloa Auquier

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Rwanda to Zambia.

    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Inflorescence a delicate open panicle, the lower branches subverticillate.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 1-flowered, fusiform, disarticulating below the floret; glumes 1-nerved, thinly membranous, longer than the floret, persistent; lemma 1-nerved, hyaline, thinner than the glumes, entire at the apex and with a long flexuous terminal awn; palea absent.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis fusiform, the pericarp free.
    [GB]

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 4-17 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Primary panicle branches whorled at lower nodes. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex erose; obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex truncate; awned. Principal lemma awn flexuous. Palea absent or minute.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; isodiametric; biconvex. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Rwanda, Zambia

    Hubbardochloa Auquier appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 50: 241 (1980)

    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 Bull. Jard. Bot. Belg. 50: 241 (1980).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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