1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pogonochloa 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 a spiciform head of numerous short closely spaced racemes on an elongated axis.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–3-flowered, the second floret male or sterile, the third reduced to an awn, laterally compressed, alternate in 2 rows on a tough axis, shortly pedicellate, disarticulating above the glumes; glumes subequal, 1-nerved, membranous, keeled, as long as the spikelet and enclosing the florets, shortly awned; fertile lemma much shorter than the glumes, membranous, entire and acute at the apex, with a long flexuous terminal awn.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis fusiform.
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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short. Culms 30-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a multilateral false spike; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; gaping. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute; awned. Upper glume oblong; 1.3-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn flexuous. Palea 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets 1-2 in number; barren; in a clump; linear. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zimbabwe

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

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3421 (1940)

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Hooker’s Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3421 (1940).

    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