Hubbardochloa Auquier
  • Bull. Jard. Bot. Natl. Belg. 50: 241 (1980) 


Notes: Distribution: Rwanda to Zambia

General Description

HABIT Annual. Culms erect, or decumbent; 4-17 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Primary panicle branches whorled at lower nodes. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 1.2-1.4 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent. GLUMES Glumes persistent; exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 0.9-1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex erose; obtuse. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume apex acute. FLORETS Fertile lemma ovate; hyaline; without keel; 1 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex truncate; awned. Principal lemma awn flexuous. Palea absent or minute. FLOWER Lodicules absent. Anthers 3. Ovary glabrous. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; fusiform; isodiametric; biconvex. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum elliptic. DISTRIBUTION Africa.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa South Tropical Africa Zambia
  • West-Central Tropical Africa Burundi
  • Rwanda

  Bibliography

  • 1 Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update. Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

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