1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Neostapfiella A.Camus
      1. Neostapfiella chloridiantha A.Camus

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms slender; 25-30 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 4-6 cm long; 4 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade apex obtuse; apiculate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 1; single; unilateral; 3-7 cm long. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; dissimilar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 3 mm long; 0.75-1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; laterally compressed; 2.5-3.7 mm long; coriaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface glabrous. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 12-15 mm long overall.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 1 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; lanceolate; trigonous.
    Distribution
    Africa: western Indian ocean.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. Camus.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Madagascar

    Neostapfiella chloridiantha A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [11046], Madagascar K000244757 Unknown type material
    Perrier de la Bâthie, J.M.H.A. [102], Madagascar K000244758

    First published in Bull. Bi-mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 5: 5 (1926)

    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
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    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 2019. 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 2019. 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