1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudobromus K.Schum.

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

    [FTEA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips And S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

    Habit
    Perennials
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades flat, broadly linear, without auricles, usually with indistinct transverse veins; leaf-sheaths glabrous; ligule membranous
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a lax panicle
    Spikelets
    Spikelets with 1–4 fertile florets and an additional rudimentary floret, herbaceous-membranous, ± terete; glumes lanceolate, subequal, the lower 1-nerved, the upper 3-nerved; lemma narrowly lanceolate, rounded on the back, 3–5-nerved, scaberulous, awned from the tip or just below it; callus short, rounded, puberulous; palea exceeding the lemma, the keels scaberulous; ovary densely pubescent on top, the styles terminal
    Distribution
    Species 2 in tropical Africa, 4 in Madagascar.
    [FZ]

    Gramineae, E. Launert. Flora Zambesiaca 10:1. 1971

    Spikelets
    Spikelets solitary, pedicelled, slightly compressed laterally, 1-4-flowered, awned; rhachilla disarticulating above the glumes and (if several-flowered) between the florets, always produced and terminated by a reduced awned lemma (often apparently only a bristle-like awn); florets 1 or 2(4), usually all hermaphrodite or (perhaps?) the uppermost male.
    Glume
    Glumes 2, persistent, subequal, 1-3-nerved, membranous.
    Lemma
    Lemmas exceeding the glumes, 3-sub-5-nerved (very rarely fully 5-nerved), firmly membranous, dorsally rounded, awned from the apex or sometimes from between 2 short acute apical lobes; awn straight, slender, terete.
    Palea
    Paleas c. as long as the body of the lemmas, 2-nerved, 2-keeled, membranous, rather narrow, with the keels close together, with the apex entire or nearly so.
    Lodicules
    Lodicules 2, oblanceolate-cuneate, with the apex usually 2-lobed.
    Stamens
    Stamens 3.
    Pistil
    Ovary oblong, with the apex distinctly pilose; styles short, distinct; stigmas plumose, laterally exserted.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis oblong in outline, ventrally longitudinally grooved, free between the lemma and the palea, with the apex distinctly pilose.
    Habit
    Perennial forest grasses with usually flaccid leaves.
    Leaf lamina
    Leaf-laminae usually inconspicuously and irregularly tessellate.
    Ligules
    Ligule a membrane.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a large, open panicle, erect or nodding.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burundi, Cape Provinces, Kenya, KwaZulu-Natal, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Pseudobromus K.Schum. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in H.G.A.Engler, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afrikas, C: 108 (1895)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Flora Zambesiaca
    • in Engl, Pflanzenw. Ost-Afr. C: 108 (1895).
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • A. Camus in Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 77: 511 (1930)
    • in P.O.A. C: 108 (1895)

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    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