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This species is accepted, and its native range is Cabinda.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

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Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect; 45-80 cm long. Culm-internodes striate; distally glabrous. Lateral branches lacking. Culm-sheaths persistent; 4-10 cm long; chartaceous. Leaves cauline; 3-4 per branch. Leaf-sheaths inflated; mostly shorter than adjacent culm internode; striately veined; puberulous. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 0.2-0.5 mm long; scarious; truncate. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic, or oblong; 12-24 cm long; 25-85 mm wide; mid-green and purple; discolorous with last colour beneath. Leaf-blade venation with obscure cross veins. Leaf-blade surface puberulous; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex attenuate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle pubescent above. Panicle linear, or ovate. Primary panicle branches indistinct the panicle almost racemose, or simple. Panicle axis pubescent. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 7-14 fertile florets. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 7-14 fertile florets. Spikelets linear, or lanceolate; laterally compressed; 30-40 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume ovate; 3.5-4.5 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels. Lower glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 5-6.5 mm long; herbaceous; without keels. Upper glume surface glabrous, or pubescent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile florets divergent. Fertile lemma ovate; 7.5-9 mm long; herbaceous; without keel; 7 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface pilose; hairy below. Lemma margins ciliolate; hairy above. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea oblong; 4 -veined. Palea keels winged; narrowly winged; ciliolate. Palea surface pilose; hairy on back. Palea apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; oblong, or cuneate; 2 mm long; membranous; truncate. Anthers 6; 2.5 mm long. Filaments free. Stigmas 2; papillose.
Distribution
Africa: west-central tropical.
Reference
Bambuseae. Cope 1999.

Native to:

Cabinda

Guaduella dichroa Cope appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
May 4, 1982 Gossweiler [7767], Angola K000345508 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 37: 660 (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.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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 2021. 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 2021. 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