1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Pentameris P.Beauv.
      1. Pentameris minor (F.Ballard & C.E.Hubb.) Galley & H.P.Linder

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Ethiopia to E. Tropical Africa.

    [FTEA]

    Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips & S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

    Habit
    Densely tufted perennial; culms 8–30 cm. high, erect, nodeless except near the base.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades involute or convolute, 2–7 cm. long and up to 3 mm. wide when opened out, rigid, glabrous or pubescent, with a hard blunt tip; lower leaf-sheaths glabrous or softly pubescent.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle linear, contracted, sometimes spike-like, 2–6.5 cm. long; rhachis and branches usually smooth but sometimes glandular below; branches short, erect.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3.7–4.7 mm. long; glumes purplish or grey at the base, pallid above; body of lemma 1.5–1.8 mm. long, pubescent, the lobes ± 0.4 mm. long, each with a fine bristle 0.5–2 mm. long; awn 3–5 mm. long, the column 1–2 mm. long and twisted; palea 2–2.5 mm. long; anthers 0.6–1.2 mm. long.
    Habitat
    Forming an open cover on dry stony and rocky slopes, and in upland moor; 3000–4800 m.
    Distribution
    not known elsewhere K3 K4 T2 T7 U3

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

    Pentameris minor (F.Ballard & C.E.Hubb.) Galley & H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Phillips, S.M. [35], Ethiopia Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702750
    Cotton, A. D. [64], Tanzania Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000367208 Unknown type material
    Wesche, K. [310], Uganda Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702827
    Wesche, K. [316], Uganda Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702828
    Wesche, K. [285], Uganda Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702829
    Miehe, G. [2604], Ethiopia Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702751
    Miehe, G. [2708], Ethiopia Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702752
    Naiga [190], Uganda Pentaschistis pictigluma var. minor K000702826
    Sep 1, 2007 Sermolli, R.E.G.P. [5077], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702849
    Aug 16, 1988 Lisowski, S. [10468], Uganda Pentaschistis minor K000702832
    May 1, 1967 Dale, I.R. [3189], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702833
    May 1, 1967 Geilinger, W. [4614], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702855
    May 1, 1967 Volkens, S. [1513], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702860
    Oct 1, 1936 Greenway [3776], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702846
    Oct 1, 1936 Hitchcock, A.S. [24641], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702858
    Oct 1, 1936 Stuart Watt, C. [10], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702853
    Oct 1, 1936 Turrall, R. [119], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702856
    Wood, G.H.S. [924], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702859
    Bogdan, A. [AB5415], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702834
    Bogdan, A. [3946], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702835
    Bogdan, A. [AB3940], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702836
    Bogdan, A. [AB4123], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702837
    Bogdan, A. [AB3944], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702838
    Thomas, A.S. [2721], Uganda Pentaschistis minor K000702830
    Friis, I. [5734], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702746
    Hedberg, O. [4487], Uganda Pentaschistis minor K000702831
    Hedberg, O. [1773], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702842
    Hedberg, O. [4434], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702843
    Hedberg, O. [1192], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702852
    Linder, H.P. [3668], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702841
    Edwards, S. [75], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702747
    Mwangangi, O.M. [554], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702840
    Mwangangi, O.M. [314], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702845
    Phillips, S.M. [37], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702748
    Phillips, S.M. [23], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702749
    Phillips, S.M. [71], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702850
    Phillips, S.M. [79], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702851
    Nicholson, D. [4342], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702854
    Bigger, M. [2067], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702861
    Knight, J. [4499], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702844
    Allt, G. [73], Kenya Pentaschistis minor K000702839
    Salt, G. [20], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702857
    Miehe, G [2687], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702743
    Miehe, G [2810], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702744
    Miehe, G [443], Ethiopia Pentaschistis minor K000702745
    Sermolli, R.E.G.P. [5100], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702847
    Sermolli, R.E.G.P. [5063], Tanzania Pentaschistis minor K000702848

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 334 (2010)

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Hedberg, I. & Edwards, S. (eds.) (1995). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 7: 1-430. The National Herbarium, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia & The Department of Systematic Botany, Upps.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    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/
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    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/
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