1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Coelachne R.Br.
      1. Coelachne auquieri Ndab.

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

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual, or perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 30-50 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate; 2.5-5.5 cm long; 2-4 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; 10-20 cm long; 3-4 cm wide. Primary panicle branches ascending, or spreading, or reflexed; 2-4 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 4-10 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 2 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.7 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 1 mm long; 0.66 length of upper glume; 0.5 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume ovate; 1.5 mm long; 0.75 length of spikelet; membranous; without keels. Upper glume apex obtuse.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma elliptic, or ovate; 2 mm long; membranous; without keel. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy at base. Lemma apex acute. Palea 1.5 mm long; 0.75 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent; hairy on back and on margins; hairy at base.
    Flowers
    Anthers 2; 0.5-0.9 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ovoid; 0.5-1 mm long. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Isachneae. Ndabaneze 1997.

    Distribution

    Coelachne auquieri Ndab. appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 53: 285 (1983)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Troupin, G. (ed.) (1988). Flora du Rwanda 4: I-X, 1-651. Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale.

    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