1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Capeochloa H.P.Linder & N.P.Barker

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cape Prov.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes absent (2), or short (1). Culms erect (1/1); reed-like (2/2); 73-115.5-200 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades aciculate (1), or linear (2); herbaceous (2), or coriaceous (1); stiff (1), or firm (2). Leaf-blade apex muticous (2), or pungent (1).
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets (1), or 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong (1), or cuneate (2); laterally compressed; 10-13.65-16.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets (1), or 3-4 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong (1), or cuneate (2); laterally compressed; 10-13.65-16.8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus evident; pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; shorter than spikelet (1), or exceeding apex of florets (2); thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent (1), or distinct (2). Lower glume surface glabrous (2), or puberulous (1). Lower glume apex acute (1), or acuminate (1), or attenuate (2). Upper glume lanceolate; 0.9-1.383-1.7 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface glabrous (2), or puberulous (1). Upper glume apex acute (1), or acuminate (1), or attenuate (2).
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; chartaceous; without keel; 9 -veined (2/2). Lemma surface glabrous (2), or pubescent (1); without hair tufts (1), or with marginal hair tufts (1), or with a transverse row of hair tufts (1). Lemma apex lobed; 2 -fid; incised 0.2-0.3433-0.5 of lemma length; awned; 1 -awned (1), or 3 -awned (2). Principal lemma awn from a sinus; geniculate. Palea keels eciliate (1), or ciliolate (2). Palea surface glabrous (1), or pubescent (1), or pilose (1). Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy; glabrous (2), or ciliate (1). Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous (1/1).
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Capeochloa H.P.Linder & N.P.Barker appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 324 (2010)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP 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

    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