Viguierella A.Camus
  • Bull. Bi-mens. Soc. Linn. Lyon 5: 11 (1926) 

General Description

HABIT Annual. Culms decumbent; 10-40 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes single; multilateral. Rhachis angular. Spikelets ascending; solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus cuneate; pubescent; base pungent. GLUMES Glumes shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of upper glume; hyaline; 1-keeled; 2 -veined. Lower glume surface pubescent. Lower glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned. Upper glume oblong; 0.25 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume surface pubescent. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned; 1 -awned. FLORETS Fertile lemma elliptic; lanceolate in profile; coriaceous; keeled; 3-5 -veined. Lemma apex acute; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile florets 1-3 in number; barren; in a clump; linear. Apical sterile lemmas awned. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; oblong. DISTRIBUTION Africa.


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

 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Vorontsova, M.S., Harman, K.T. and Williamson, H. (2006 onwards). GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora. [accessed 24 January 2012; 14:30 GMT]
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World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
WCSP 2014. 'World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. Facilitated by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet; Retrieved 2011 onwards
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