1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Oryzidium C.E.Hubbard & Schweick.

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

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms decumbent; 80-150 cm long; spongy; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 8-10 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with the pedicel. Rhachilla internodes elongated below proximal fertile floret. Rhachilla elongation slender.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate, or oblate; membranous; without keels; 0-3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; chartaceous; without keels; 7 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins ribbed. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex attenuate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; chartaceous; 5 -veined; acuminate. Fertile lemma elliptic; coriaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acuminate. Palea coriaceous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy.
    Distribution
    Africa.
    [FZ]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora Zambesiaca 10:3. 1989

    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets lanceolate, falling with pedicel attached.
    Glume
    Inferior glume small, the superior as long as spikelet and stiffly awned.
    Lemma
    Inferior lemma acuminate, separated from superior floret by an internode c. 1.5 mm. long. Superior lemma softly coriaceous.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Oryzidium C.E.Hubbard & Schweick. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1936: 326 (1936)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Kew Bull. 1936: 326 (1936).

    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