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

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Habit
Annual; caespitose. Culms 3-43 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1.5-10.5 cm long; 0.5-3 mm wide.
Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle spiciform; linear; 0.5-7.5 cm long. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled, or sessile.
Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3.2-5.2 mm long; 1-1.2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 3.2-5.2 mm long; 1-1.2 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; asymmetrical; 3.2-5.2 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; coriaceous; much thinner on margins; 1-keeled; 5 -veined. Lower glume primary vein with pectinate knobs. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblong; 3.2-5.2 mm long; 1.1-1.3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; with membranous margins; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein with pectinate knobs. Upper glume apex obtuse.
Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 2.5-4.5 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels approximate. Palea surface pubescent.
Flowers
Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3.
Distribution
Africa: south.
Reference
Arundineae. WDC.

Native to:

Cape Provinces

Pentameris dentata (L.f.) Galley & H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Jan 1, 1987 Davidse, G. [33394], South Africa Prionanthium dentatum K000309865
Jan 1, 1987 Gouan [s.n.], South Africa Prionanthium dentatum K000367246 isotype
Jan 1, 1987 Ellis, R.P. [2452], South Africa Prionanthium dentatum K000309866
Linder, H.P. [5430], South Africa Prionanthium dentatum K000309864

First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 332 (2010)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2019). World Checklist of Vascular Plants (WCVP Database) The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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.

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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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/
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