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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 15.2-26 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 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 lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.6 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.8 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.15 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia

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

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1937: 63 (1937)

    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