1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dilophotriche (C.E.Hubb.) Jacq.-Fél.
      1. Dilophotriche pobeguinii Jacq.-Fél.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 30-60 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 6-10 cm long; 3-5 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; comprising 120-200 fertile spikelets (or more). Panicle open; elliptic; 15-25 cm long. Spikelets in threes. Fertile spikelets pedicelled; 3 in the cluster; subequal. Pedicels free; filiform; subequal; 0.5-1 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; truncate.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; 0.5 mm long; pubescent; truncate.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 3-3.5 mm long; 0.6-0.7 length of spikelet; chartaceous; dark brown; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume surface setose; hairy on veins; with tubercle-based hairs. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; dark brown; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets male; with palea; separately deciduous. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; lanceolate; 5 mm long; 1 length of spikelet; chartaceous; 3 -veined; puberulous; acuminate. Fertile lemma lanceolate; 4 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; with a transverse row of hair tufts; bearing 2 hair tufts in all. Lemma margins involute; interlocking with palea keels. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; awned; 3 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; flat below; 10-16 mm long overall; with twisted column; deciduous; abscissing from top of lemma. Lateral lemma awns arising on apex of lobes; 4-5 mm long; shorter than principal. Palea 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1.5 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: west tropical.
    Reference
    Arundinelleae. WDC.
    [FWTA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

    Height
    About 60 cm. high
    Ecology
    Moist places.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Burkina, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Senegal

    Dilophotriche pobeguinii Jacq.-Fél. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in J. Agric. Trop. Bot. Appl. 7: 408 (1960)

    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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thiombiano, A., Schmidt, M., Dressler, S., Ouédraogo, A., Hahn, K. & Zizka, G. (2012). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Burkina Faso Boissiera 65: 1-391.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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 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