1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Monelytrum Hack.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Stolons present. Culms 20-60 cm long. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a multilateral false spike; cuneate; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2-4 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis deciduous from axis; flattened; terminating in a sterile spikelet. Raceme-bases linear. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 3-6 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus bearded.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.1 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.6-0.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface pilose. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; membranous; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex obtuse; awned; 1 -awned. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea surface pilose.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Namibia

    Monelytrum Hack. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Verh. Bot. Vereins Prov. Brandenburg 30: 140 (1888)

    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