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This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph; knotty. Culms erect; 20-60 cm long; firm. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline; 2(-3) per branch. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic, or oblong; 9-20 cm long; 35-80 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; oblong; 5-10 cm long. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose. Panicle branches pilose. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 8-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1 mm long; obscured by lemmas. Floret callus evident; 1.5 mm long.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 8-12 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes 1 mm long; obscured by lemmas. Floret callus evident; 1.5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 6 mm long; 0.6 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 5-9 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 10 mm long; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 11 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile florets divergent. Fertile lemma obovate; 10 mm long; herbaceous; without keel; 13-15 -veined. Lemma surface puberulous; hairy below. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 6 -veined. Palea keels winged; narrowly winged; ciliolate. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 3; obovate; membranous; veined; obtuse. Anthers 6. Stigmas 2; papillose.
Distribution
Africa: west-central tropical.
Reference
Bambuseae. WDC.

Native to:

Cameroon, Congo, Gabon

Guaduella marantifolia Franch. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Thollon [716], Gabon K000345504
Thollon [91], Gabon K000345507
Gabon K000345506
Dybowski, J. [122] K000345505

First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 676 (1887)

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.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
  • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
  • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.

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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