1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Prosphytochloa Schweick.

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

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms scandent; 100-1000 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate; flaccid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip cupuliform.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 6-9 mm long; falling entire.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 6-9 mm long; falling entire.
    Glume
    Glumes both absent or obscure.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret subulate. Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; chartaceous; keeled; 5 -veined. Lemma surface scabrous. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; chartaceous; 3 -veined; 1-keeled. Palea keels scabrous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, KwaZulu-Natal, Northern Provinces, Swaziland

    Prosphytochloa Schweick. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Züchter 31: 193 (1961)

    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