1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudopentameris Conert

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms geniculately ascending (1/1); 30-76.66-120 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades stiff (2), or firm (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets, or 3 fertile florets (2); without rhachilla extension (1), or with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex (2). Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-43-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief (1), or elongated (2); pubescent (1/2), or bearded (1/2); obtuse (2), or pungent (1).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets, or 3 fertile florets (2); without rhachilla extension (1), or with a barren rhachilla extension, or with diminished florets at the apex (2). Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-43-60 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus brief (1), or elongated (2); pubescent (1/2), or bearded (1/2); obtuse (2), or pungent (1).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; scarious; without keels; 3-4 -veined (2), or 5-7 -veined, or 8-9 -veined (1). Lower glume surface smooth (2), or asperulous (1). Lower glume apex attenuate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3-4.333-6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; without keels; 3-4 -veined (2), or 5-7 -veined, or 8-9 -veined (1). Upper glume apex attenuate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; subterete; cartilaginous (1), or coriaceous (2); without keel; 9 -veined, or 10-11 -veined (1). Lemma surface pubescent (1), or pilose (2). Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.3-0.325-0.4 of lemma length; acute (1/1), or acuminate (1/1); awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Lateral lemma awns shorter than principal. Palea 1 length of lemma. Palea apex dentate (1/1). Apical sterile florets 0-1 in number (2/2); barren (2/2); lanceolate (2/2).
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2 (1/1); glabrous (1/1), or ciliate (1/1). Anthers 3 (1/1). Ovary glabrous.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform. Hilum linear; 0.8 length of caryopsis.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Pseudopentameris Conert appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Mitt. Bot. Staatssamml. München 10: 303 (1971)

    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.

    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