Acritochaete Pilg.
  • Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 32: 53 (1902) 


Notes: Distribution: Trop. Africa

General Description

HABIT Annual. Culms decumbent; 30-60 cm long; rooting from lower nodes. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelet packing adaxial. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; dorsally compressed; 5-6.5 mm long; falling entire. GLUMES Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; membranous; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; without keels; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface setose; with tubercle-based hairs. Upper glume apex acuminate; awned; 1 -awned. FLORETS Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; acuminate; awned. Fertile lemma lanceolate; laterally compressed; chartaceous; much thinner on margins; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma margins covering most of palea. Lemma apex acuminate; muticous, or awned; 1 -awned. Palea chartaceous; without keels. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong. DISTRIBUTION Africa.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa East Tropical Africa Kenya
  • Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Northeast Tropical Africa Ethiopia
  • Sudan
  • West Tropical Africa Nigeria
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Burundi
  • Cameroon
  • Gulf of Guinea Is.
  • Zaire

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R. (1995). World Checklist of Seed Plants 1(1, 2): 1-483, 1-529. MIM, Deurne.

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