1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Dregeochloa Conert
      1. Dregeochloa pumila (Nees) Conert

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Namibia to Cape Prov.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths coriaceous. Culms 2.5-10 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Leaves mostly basal. Leaf-sheath oral hairs pubescent. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades erect; deciduous at the ligule; aciculate; flat, or involute; 1-3 cm long; stiff; glaucous. Leaf-blade surface ribbed; pubescent. Leaf-blade apex obtuse; muticous, or pungent; apiculate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle, or composed of racemes. Panicle contracted; 1-4 cm long; bearing few spikelets. Primary panicle branches simple. Panicle branches pubescent. Racemes 1; single; multilateral; bearing few fertile spikelets. Rhachis pubescent on surface. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 8-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.5-1 mm long; bearded; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 0.3-0.4 length of lemma.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 8-14 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus elongated; 0.5-1 mm long; bearded; obtuse. Floret callus hairs 0.3-0.4 length of lemma.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets, or shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 8-14 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; scarious; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Lower glume surface puberulous. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 8-14 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; scarious; without keels; 5-7 -veined. Upper glume surface puberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 4.5-5.5 mm long; coriaceous; without keel; 9-10 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent; with a transverse row of hair tufts; bearing 6-8 hair tufts in all. Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.33 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate; 4-8 mm long overall; with twisted column. Palea 0.5 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; glabrous. Anthers 3; 2-3 mm long. Ovary pubescent all over.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with free brittle pericarp; 1.2 mm long.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. FTA.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces, Namibia

    Dregeochloa pumila (Nees) Conert appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Sep 1, 1959 Drege [2562], South Africa K000366989
    Sep 1, 1959 Forsyth [s.n.], South Africa K000366990
    Drege [2562], South Africa K000366988

    First published in Senckenberg. Biol. 47: 338 (1966)

    Accepted by

    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

    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