1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Pseudozoysia Chiov.

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

    [GB]

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    Habit
    Perennial. Culms 8-15 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes; subtended by an inflated leaf-sheath; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes borne along a central axis; in a multilateral false spike; oblong; bearing few fertile spikelets; bearing 2 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis obsolete; deciduous from axis. Spikelets in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile; 2 in the cluster; the upper smaller.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.075-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2.075-3 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 length of upper glume; indurate; without keels. Lower glume surface muricate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume oblong; gibbous; indurate; without keels. Upper glume surface tuberculate. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 0.5 length of lemma; hyaline. Palea keels ciliolate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3.
    Distribution
    Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Somalia

    Pseudozoysia Chiov. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Pl. Nov. Aethiop.: 20 (1928)

    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