1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Cenchrus L.
      1. Cenchrus ledermannii (Mez) ined.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Culms erect; 100-150 cm long. Leaf-sheaths outer margin hairy. Leaf-sheath oral hairs bearded. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 20-35 cm long; 4-8 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface pilose; hairy adaxially. Leaf-blade margins scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex filiform.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle scaberulous above; pubescent above. Panicle spiciform; linear; 15-25 cm long; 0.8 cm wide. Primary panicle branches accrescent to a central axis; with lateral stumps on axis. Panicle axis scaberulous; pubescent; bearing deciduous spikelet clusters. Spikelets subtended by an involucre. Fertile spikelets sessile; 1 in the cluster. Involucre composed of bristles; oblong; 5-10 mm long; base obtuse. Involucral bristles deciduous with the fertile spikelets; numerous; 15-26 in principal whorl; with one conspicuously longer bristle; 10-20 mm long; terete; flexible; glabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4.5-5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; acuminate; 4.5-5 mm long; falling entire; deciduous with accessory branch structures.
    Glume
    Glumes similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.5 mm long; 0.1 length of spikelet; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume oblate; 1 mm long; 0.2 length of spikelet; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Upper glume primary vein absent. Upper glume lateral veins obscure. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 3 mm long; 0.6 length of spikelet; membranous; 1-3 -veined; acute; mucronate. Fertile lemma elliptic; 4.5-5 mm long; membranous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins flat. Lemma apex acute. Palea membranous.
    Flowers
    Lodicules absent. Anthers 3; 3 mm long; anther tip smooth. Styles connate below.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Paniceae. FTA 1993.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon

    Cenchrus ledermannii (Mez) ined. appears in other Kew resources:

    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 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