1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Pentameris P.Beauv.
      1. Pentameris pusilla (Nees) Galley & H.P.Linder

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms 5-25 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 1-5 cm long; 0.5-1 mm wide; flaccid.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle, or comprising only a few spikelets; comprising 1-2 fertile spikelets. Panicle open; elliptic; effuse; 1-5 cm long. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 2-3 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets, or reaching apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 2-3 mm long; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume elliptic; 2-3 mm long; 1-1.2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; hyaline; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic; 2-2.5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 1 length of lemma.
    Distribution
    Africa: south.
    Reference
    Arundineae. WDC.

    Images

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cape Provinces

    Pentameris pusilla (Nees) Galley & H.P.Linder appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Pillans, N.S. [6762], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719938
    Pillans, N.S. [6762], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719939
    Esterhuysen, E. [13699], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719936
    Esterhuysen, E. [13762], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719937
    Esterhuysen, E. [28663], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719940
    Esterhuysen, E. [28663], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719941
    Schlechter [115], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000367076
    Schlechter [9959], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719934
    Schlechter [s.n.], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000719935
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000367074
    Drege [s.n.], South Africa Poagrostis pusilla K000367075

    First published in Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 97: 335 (2010)

    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.

    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