1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Streptolophus Hughes

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

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    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 100-200 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades lanceolate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform. Panicle axis bearing deciduous spikelet clusters. Spikelets subtended by an involucre. Fertile spikelets sessile; 3-7 in the cluster. Involucre composed of bristles. Involucral bristles deciduous with the fertile spikelets; numerous; flattened; rigid; spinose.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.905-4.2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 2.905-4.2 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblate; 0.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma elliptic; cartilaginous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma apex acute. Palea cartilaginous.
    Distribution
    Africa.

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    Distribution

    Streptolophus Hughes appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Misc. Inform. Kew 1923: 178 (1923)

    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