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

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 30-40 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades deciduous at the ligule; filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.075-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2.075-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume ovate; 0.66 length of upper glume; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume ovate; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; membranous; without keel; 5-9 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; flexuous. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

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

    First published in Kew Bull. 12: 53 (1957)

    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