1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Viguierella A.Camus

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

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    nonem

    Habit
    Annual. Culms decumbent; 10-40 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; multilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; pubescent; base pungent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; pubescent; base pungent.
    Glume
    Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 2 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned. Upper glume oblong; 0.25 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned; 1 -awned.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; lanceolate in profile; coriaceous; keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile florets 1-3 in number; barren; in a clump; linear. Apical sterile lemmas awned.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong.
    Distribution
    Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Viguierella A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Bi-mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 5: 11 (1926)

    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