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This species is accepted, and its native range is Kenya to Namibia.

[FTEA]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton, S. M. Phillips & S. A. Renvoize. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1974

Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial, the basal sheaths silky pubescent; culms 60–150 cm. high.
Morphology Leaves
Leaf-blades linear, 7–50 cm. long, 2–10 mm. wide, with cartilaginous margins.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 10–45 cm. long, bearing appressed racemes 2–7 cm. long, these sessile or the lower stalked and sometimes compound; pedicels strongly flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelet 4.5–6.5 mm. long; lower glume 0.3–0.7 mm. long, broadly obtuse; upper lemma obtuse.
Figures
Fig. 137.
Habitat
Marshes and streamsides; 950–1900 m.
Distribution
K3 K5 T1 T4 T5 T7 T8 U1 U3

[FZ]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora Zambesiaca 10:3. 1989

Morphology General Habit
Tufted perennial.
Morphology Culms
Culms 60–150 cm. high.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence 10–45 cm. long, bearing appressed racemes 1–7 cm. long, these sessile and simple, or the inferior stalked and sometimes compound with the spikelets in little appressed racemelets 1–2 cm. long; pedicels strongly flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 4.5–6.5 mm. long; inferior glume a broadly obtuse cuff up to 1/10 length of spikelet; superior lemma obtuse, pubescent all over.

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Butt sheaths pilose. Culms erect; 60-150 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades linear; 7-50 cm long; 2-10 mm wide. Leaf-blade margins cartilaginous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes borne along a central axis; erect; unilateral; 2-7 cm long; simple (or the lower branched). Central inflorescence axis 10-45 cm long. Rhachis angular; scaberulous on margins. Spikelet packing adaxial; regular; 2 -rowed. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels linear; flattened.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4.5-6.5 mm long; falling entire.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets elliptic; dorsally compressed; 4.5-6.5 mm long; falling entire.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes dissimilar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume oblate; 0.3-0.7 mm long; 0.1 length of spikelet; hyaline; without keels; 0 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume elliptic; 4.5-6.5 mm long; membranous; yellow to mid-green; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Basal sterile florets barren; without significant palea. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume; elliptic; 1 length of spikelet; membranous; 5 -veined; acute. Fertile lemma oblong; dorsally compressed; 4 mm long; coriaceous; pallid; without keel; 5 -veined. Lemma lateral veins obscure. Lemma surface pubescent; hairy all along. Lemma margins involute. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea involute; coriaceous; 2 -veined. Palea surface pubescent.
Distribution
Africa: west-central tropical, east tropical, southern tropical, and south.
Reference
Paniceae. FTEA.

Native to:

Angola, Botswana, Caprivi Strip, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zaïre

Entolasia imbricata Stapf appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Bidgood, S. [5045], Tanzania K000190273
Bidgood, S. [5048], Tanzania K000190276
Speke, Tanzania K000282280 holotype

First published in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 9: 739 (1920)

Accepted by

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Clayton, W.D. (1989). Flora Zambesiaca 10(3): 1-231. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Clayton, W.D. & Renvoize, S.A. (1982). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 3: 451-898.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • D.M. Napper, Grasses of Tanganyika: 72 (1965).
  • K.W. Harker & D.M. Napper, An Illustrated Guide to the Grasses of Uganda p. 28 (1960).
  • A.V. Bogdan, A Revised List of Kenya Grasses p. 47 (1958).
  • Jackson & Wiehe, Ann. list Nyasaland grasses: 38 (1958).
  • Eggeling, Ann. list grasses Ug.: 17 (1947).
  • Stapf in Flora of Tropical Africa 9: 739 (1920).

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