1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Kampochloa Clayton

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

    [FZ]

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

    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a solitary raceme bearing pectinate spikelets on a puberulous rhachis.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2-flowered, laterally compressed, sessile, alternate in 2 rows on a tough axis, tardily disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; glumes dissimilar, subequal in length, the inferior 1-nerved, minutely 2-toothed at the apex with an awnlet in the sinus, the superior nerveless, with an oblique dorsal awn; inferior floret fertile; fertile lemma hyaline, pilose on the keel and ciliate on the lateral nerves, 2-toothed at the apex and mucronulate; superior floret male, its lemma glabrous, awned from the back; rhachilla terminated by a cluster of sterile awns usually accompanied by a very reduced lemma.
    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 15-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; unilateral. Rhachis semiterete; terminating in a barren extension; extension subulate. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; crowded. Spikelets pectinate; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.905-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.905-4.2 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn dorsal.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; mucronate. Palea 1 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets 2-5 in number; barren; in a clump; lanceolate. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Zambia

    Kampochloa Clayton appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Kew Bull. 21: 103 (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 Kew Bull. 21: 103 (1967).

    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