1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostis Wolf
      1. Eragrostis psammophila S.M.Phillips

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Somalia.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual; caespitose. Culms geniculately ascending; 9-17 cm long. Leaf-sheaths pilose; with tubercle-based hairs. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 2-5 cm long; 1-1.5 mm wide. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; hairy abaxially. Leaf-blade apex acute.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; ovate; effuse; 5-9 cm long. Primary panicle branches 1-2 -nate. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-4 mm long; scabrous.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; 1.5-1.8 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 6-10 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 4-6 mm long; 1.5-1.8 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; retaining paleas.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume oblong; 0.9-1.1 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.2-1.5 mm long; 0.75 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1-keeled; 1-3 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent, or distinct. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1.5-1.8 mm long; chartaceous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma lateral veins distinct. Lemma apex emarginate, or truncate. Palea keels scabrous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Anthers 3; 0.25-0.3 mm long.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; ellipsoid; 0.5 mm long; light brown.
    Distribution
    Africa: northeast tropical.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Phillips 1997.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Somalia

    Eragrostis psammophila S.M.Phillips appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jan 1, 1989 Thulin, M. [5363], Somalia K000366435 holotype

    First published in Kew Bull. 46: 114 (1991)

    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.
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Sources

    GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    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