1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Pogonochloa C.E.Hubb.
      1. Pogonochloa greenwayi C.E.Hubb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Zambia to Zimbabwe.

    [FZ]

    Gramineae, T. Cope. Flora Zambesiaca 10:2. 1999

    Habit
    Perennial with short oblique rhizome; culms up to 50 cm tall, usually erect, with the leaves confined to the lower 1/3; lowermost leaf sheaths densely imbricate, loose, persistent, irregularly splitting; leaf laminas 3–15 cm × 2–6 mm, flat, linear-lanceolate, glaucous, rigid, narrowed at the apex into a hard blunt point.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence up to 8 cm × 5–9 mm, erect, purplish-green at first, becoming dark or brownish-red; racemes up to 1.3 cm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 3–3.5 mm long (excluding the awns); glumes scaberulous on the keels above, with an awn up to 2 mm long; fertile lemma 2.3–2.75 mm long, asperulous, the awn up to 50 mm long; second lemma up to 2 mm long, the awn up to 25 mm long; anthers 1–1.5 mm long.
    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose. Rhizomes short. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms 30-40 cm long. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Leaf-blades 2-14 cm long; 2-6 mm wide.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes numerous; borne along a central axis; closely spaced; in a multilateral false spike; unilateral; 0.5-1 cm long. Central inflorescence axis 3-10 cm long. Rhachis angular; glabrous on margins. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis; irregular. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture; gaping. Lower glume oblong; 1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex obtuse, or acute; awned; 1 -awned. Lower glume awn 0.5-1.5 mm long. Upper glume oblong; 1.3-1.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex emarginate, or truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Upper glume awn 0.5-1.5 mm long.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma lanceolate; 2.3-2.6 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma surface pilose. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn flexuous; 20-45 mm long overall. Palea oblong; 0.8 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea apex ciliate. Apical sterile florets 1-2 in number; barren; in a clump; linear; 0-2 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns 15-25 mm long; 1-2 per spikelet in number.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: southern tropical.
    Reference
    Cynodonteae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Pogonochloa greenwayi C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Greenway, P.J. [5768] K000365025 isotype
    Greenway, P.J. [5768] K000365026 Unknown type material

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 35: t. 3421 (1940)

    Accepted by

    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Cope, T. (1999). Flora Zambesiaca 10(2): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Cope, T. (1999). Flora Zambesiaca 10(2): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0