1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Mosdenia Stent

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 40-90 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; erect; multilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets spreading; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus square; pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.5-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus square; pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea hyaline; 2 -veined.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Northern Provinces

    Mosdenia Stent appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bothalia 1: 170 (1922)

    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