1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Homozeugos Stapf
      1. Homozeugos conciliatum Guala

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short; knotty. Culms 65-190 cm long; 0.6-4 mm diam. Culm-internodes distally glabrous, or pubescent. Culm-nodes bearded. Lateral branches lacking. Leaf-sheath auricles erect. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.5-48 mm long; entire, or erose; truncate, or obtuse. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; flat, or involute; 10-72 cm long; 0.2-6.3 mm wide. Leaf-blade midrib conspicuous. Leaf-blade margins smooth, or scaberulous.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1-5; single, or paired, or digitate; 8.5-30 cm long; bearing 18-51 fertile spikelets on each. Rhachis fragile at the nodes; subterete. Rhachis internodes linear; 2.2-14.3 mm long. Rhachis internode tip oblique; flat. Spikelets appressed; in pairs. Fertile spikelets sessile and pedicelled; 2 in the cluster; subequal. Pedicels linear; 3.2-10 mm long; villous; with white hairs; with 5-8.5 mm long hairs; tip oblique.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 5-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base and with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus cuneate; 0.8-4.2 mm long; pilose; base pungent; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs 2-5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets linear; subterete; 5-12 mm long; falling entire; deciduous from the base and with accessory branch structures. Spikelet callus cuneate; 0.8-4.2 mm long; pilose; base pungent; attached obliquely. Spikelet callus hairs 2-5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 5.4-11 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; coriaceous; much thinner above; without keels; keel-less except near apex. Lower glume surface glabrous, or villous. Lower glume hairs 0-7 mm long. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 5.2-12 mm long; coriaceous; without keels. Upper glume surface glabrous, or villous. Upper glume hairs 0-5 mm long.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret linear to ovate; 4.8-10.2 mm long; hyaline; 2-keeled; 2 -veined; ciliate on margins; emarginate, or acute. Fertile lemma linear; 3.5-10 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 14-83 mm long overall; with twisted column. Column of lemma awn glabrous to pubescent; with 0-2 mm long hairs. Palea 0.5-2.5 mm long.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; cuneate; 0.4-0.9 mm long. Anthers 5; 3-7.2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Andropogoneae. Guala 1998.

    Distribution

    Homozeugos conciliatum Guala appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Novon 12: 196 (2002)

    Accepted by

    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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