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

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Morphology General Habit
Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 80-90 cm long. Culm-nodes pubescent. Leaf-sheaths mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; hirsute; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 15-25 cm long; 3-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; sparsely hairy; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; equilateral, or nodding; 22-25 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Panicle axis scaberulous. Panicle branches capillary; terete; smooth, or scaberulous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 1.5-2.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 9-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 40-45 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2.5-3.5 mm long; pubescent.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 9-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 40-45 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 2.5-3.5 mm long; pubescent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 10 mm long; 0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 2 mm long. Upper glume lanceolate; 11 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 1-2 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma lanceolate; 7-153 mm long; herbaceous; keeled; 7 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 6-8 mm long overall. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Anthers 3; 4.5 mm long. Ovary with a fleshy appendage above style insertion; pubescent on apex.
Distribution
Africa: western Indian ocean.
Reference
Bromeae. Camus 2007.

Native to:

Madagascar

Bromus andringitrensis A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Notul. Syst. (Paris) 15: 136 (1956)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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