1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Kaokochloa De Winter

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 20-60 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; viscid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform, or linear.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 5.81-8.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Floret callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets orbicular; laterally compressed; 5.81-8.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating above glumes but not between florets. Floret callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Lower glume surface villous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 9-11 -veined. Upper glume surface villous; with simple hairs, or capitate hairs. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; coriaceous; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins ribbed. Lemma surface villous; hairy between veins. Lemma apex emarginate; cucullate; awned; 2-3 -awned. Lateral lemma awns longer than principal. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea keels ciliolate. Palea surface villous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; obovoid. Embryo 0.8 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Namibia

    Kaokochloa De Winter appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 7: 479 (1961)

    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