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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Entolasia Stapf
      1. Entolasia imbricata Stapf

        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

    Habit
    Tufted perennial, the basal sheaths silky pubescent; culms 60–150 cm. high.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades linear, 7–50 cm. long, 2–10 mm. wide, with cartilaginous margins.
    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.
    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

    Habit
    Tufted perennial.
    Culms
    Culms 60–150 cm. high.
    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.
    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]
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    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.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

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

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    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

    Bibliography

    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).

    Sources

    Flora Zambesiaca
    Flora Zambesiaca
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    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    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/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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