Chevalierella A.Camus
  • Rev. Bot. Appl. Agric. Trop. 13: 421 (1933) 


Notes: Distribution: WC. Trop. Africa

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Culms 80-120 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blade base with a false petiole. Leaf-blades elliptic. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; unilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 5-5.5 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus pubescent. Rhachilla internodes elongated between glumes. GLUMES Glumes shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8-0.9 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute; mucronate. FLORETS Fertile lemma oblong; membranous; without keel; 3-5 -veined. Lemma midvein scaberulous. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn curved. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; oblong. Apical sterile lemmas awned. FLOWER Anthers 2. DISTRIBUTION Africa.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa West-Central Tropical Africa Congo
  • Zaire

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. Continental Publishing, Deurne.

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