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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 100-200 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip rectangular.
    Spikelets
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous. Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; falling entire. Floret callus winged; with free apical wings.
    Sterile
    Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; falling entire. Floret callus winged; with free apical wings.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; 5 -veined; acuminate. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse; tuberculate. Palea reflexed at apex; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Lecomtella A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 181: 567 (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 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