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

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 4-17.5-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades firm (1), or flaccid (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 2-2.647-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 2-2.647-3.6 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous (1), or herbaceous (1); 1-keeled; 3 -veined (1), or 5 -veined (1). Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume elliptic; 1.2-1.35-1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous (1), or herbaceous (1); with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; 3 -veined, or 4-5 -veined (1). Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous (1), or scaberulous (1). Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; geniculate. Palea 0.8-0.85-1 length of lemma. Palea keels winged.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Tanzania

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

    First published in J.Hutchinson & J.M.Dalziel, Fl. W. Trop. Afr. 2: 530 (1936)

    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 of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 10: 165 (1937).
    • in Kew Bull. 1936: 300

    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