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

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

    [FZ]

    Gramineae, T. Cope. Flora Zambesiaca 10:2. 1999

    Habit
    Inflorescence an open panicle with capillary branches.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 4–7-flowered; glumes very unequal, shorter than the lowermost lemma; floret callus short, oblong; lemmas dorsally rounded, 3-nerved, pilose on the back and margins, shortly and setaceously 2-lobed at the apex, with a long slender flexuous awn in the sinus; palea about 4/5 the length of the lemma, the keels glabrous, wingless.
    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-80 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-7 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong, or ovate; laterally compressed; 6-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes pubescent. Floret callus evident; pilose.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.5 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 0.5-0.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 0-1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.25 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zimbabwe

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

    First published in Kew Bull. 12: 51 (1957)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 1957: 51 (1957).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    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