1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Mosdenia Stent
      1. Mosdenia leptostachys (Ficalho & Hiern) Clayton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Angola, Northern Prov.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; mat forming. Rhizomes elongated. Culms 40-90 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-3 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; erect; multilateral; 4-14 cm long. Rhachis angular; glabrous on surface. Spikelets spreading; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; curved; dorsally compressed; 2.5-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus square; pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; curved; dorsally compressed; 2.5-4 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus square; pubescent; base truncate; attached transversely.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; 2.5-4 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein conspicuous; scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2 mm long; hyaline; without keel; 3 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea hyaline; 2 -veined.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Angola, Northern Provinces

    Mosdenia leptostachys (Ficalho & Hiern) Clayton appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Galpin, E.E. [M 447], South Africa K000255447 isotype
    Galpin, E.E. [M 447], South Africa K000255446 isotype
    Galpin, E.E. [M 447], South Africa K000255445 isotype
    Schlechter, F.R.R. [4200], South Africa K000255448 isotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 25: 250 (1971)

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

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
    • 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