Lecomtella A.Camus
  • Compt. Rend. Hebd. Séances Acad. Sci. 181: 567 (1925) 


Notes: Distribution: Madagascar

General Description

HABIT Perennial. Culms 100-200 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear, or lanceolate. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; tip rectangular. STERILE SPIKELETS Basal sterile spikelets well-developed; separately deciduous. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets lanceolate; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; falling entire. Floret callus winged; with free apical wings. GLUMES Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; membranous; 1-keeled; 7 -veined. Upper glume apex acuminate. FLORETS Basal sterile florets male; with palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret lanceolate; membranous; 5 -veined; acuminate. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; coriaceous; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma apex obtuse; tuberculate. Palea reflexed at apex; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 2 -veined. DISTRIBUTION Africa.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
Found in
  • Africa Western Indian Ocean Madagascar

  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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