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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Colpodium Trin.
      1. Colpodium oreades (Peter) E.B.Alexeev

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Tanzania (Kilimanjaro).

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 4-30 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 2-5 mm long. Leaf-blades flat, or conduplicate; 2-12 cm long; 1-4 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 1-8 cm long. Primary panicle branches appressed; bearing spikelets almost to the base. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 4-6.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus glabrous.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; gaping. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; much thinner above; 1-keeled; keeled below; 3 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins all falling short of apex. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; much thinner above; with hyaline margins; 1-keeled; keeled below; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 3.5-4.5 mm long; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins less than two thirds length of lemma. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex erose; obtuse. Palea keels smooth.
    Flowers
    Anthers 0.6-0.8 mm long.
    Fruits
    Hilum elliptic.
    Distribution
    Africa: east tropical.
    Reference
    Poeae. FTEA.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Tanzania

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Colpodium oreades (Peter) E.B.Alexeev appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Peter, A. [41928], Kenya K000345189

    Bibliography

    First published in Novosti Sist. Vyssh. Rast. 17: 8 (1980)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. 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 2020. 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