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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dinebra Jacq.
      1. Dinebra perrieri (A.Camus) Bosser

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

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    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms 30-80 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane; 1.5-2 mm long. Leaf-blades 12-15 cm long; 5-8 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 4-20; borne along a central axis; deflexed, or spreading; unilateral; 5-18 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 10-40 cm long. Rhachis persistent. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 3.5-5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 3.5-5 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 3.5-5 mm long; 1.5-2.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma ovate; 2 mm long; membranous; keeled; lightly keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma midvein pubescent; hairy below. Lemma lateral veins close to margins. Lemma margins pubescent; hairy below. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 2 -veined. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. WDC.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Dinebra perrieri (A.Camus) Bosser appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Adansonia, n.s., 8: 515 (1968)

    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.
    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

    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 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