Toliara Judz.
  • Adansonia, sér. 3, 31: 274 (2009) 

General Description

HABIT Annual. Culms geniculately ascending; 15-35 cm long. Lateral branches lacking, or sparse. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades lanceolate, or ovate. INFLORESCENCE Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes single; multilateral. Spikelets appressed; solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels oblong; tip cupuliform. FERTILE SPIKELETS Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; laterally compressed; 1.3-1.8 mm long; falling entire. Spikelet callus base obtuse. GLUMES Glumes exceeding apex of florets; firmer than fertile lemma. Lower glume elliptic; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume surface scabrous. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute. Upper glume elliptic; 2-3 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; without keels; 1 -veined. Upper glume surface scabrous. Upper glume apex obtuse, or acute. FLORETS Fertile lemma lanceolate; hyaline; keeled; 1 -veined. Lemma apex attenuate. FLOWER Anthers 2. FRUIT Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; laterally compressed. Embryo 0.4 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform. DISTRIBUTION Africa.

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 Information From

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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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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