1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Habrochloa C.E.Hubb.
      1. Habrochloa bullockii C.E.Hubb.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon, Tanzania to S. Tropical Africa.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Annual. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 10-25 cm long. Ligule a fringe of hairs. Leaf-blades 3-7 cm long; 1-2.5 mm wide; flaccid. Leaf-blade surface glabrous, or pilose; sparsely hairy. Leaf-blade margins unthickened.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; 2-7 cm long. Panicle branches capillary. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-5 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; reaching apex of florets; similar to fertile lemma in texture. Lower glume lanceolate; 1.5-2 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 2-2.5 mm long; 2 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
    Florets
    Fertile lemma oblong; 1-1.3 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma margins ciliate. Lemma apex dentate; 2 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn from a sinus; curved; 4-6 mm long overall. Palea 1 length of lemma; 2 -veined. Palea keels scaberulous. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 2; fleshy. Anthers 3.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; linear; trigonous. Embryo 0.25 length of caryopsis. Hilum punctiform.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical, east tropical, and southern tropical.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. FTEA.
    [FTEA]

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

    Habit
    Delicate annual.
    Culms
    Culms 10–25 cm. high, very slender, erect or ascending.
    Leaves
    Leaf-blades 3–7 cm. long and 1–2.5 mm. wide, flat, flaccid, glabrous or with weak scattered hairs.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle ovate or oblong, 2–7 cm. long, very loose with capillary branches.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets oblong-cuneate, 2–2.5 mm. long; lower glume 1.5–2 mm. long, the upper as long as the spikelet; lemmas ovate-oblong, 1–1.3 mm. long; awn up to 6 mm. long.
    Figures
    Fig. 44, p. 134.
    Habitat
    Steep banks or termite mounds, usually in shade; up to 1700 m.
    Distribution
    T4 T7 T8
    [FZ]

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

    Habit
    Delicate annual up to 25 cm tall, very slender, erect or ascending; leaf lamina 3–7 cm × 1–2.5 mm, flat, flaccid, glabrous or loosely pilose.
    Inflorescences
    Panicle 2–7 cm long, ovate or oblong, very loose with capillary branches.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets 2–2.5 mm long, oblong-cuneate; inferior glume 1.5–2 mm long; superior glume as long as the spikelet; lemmas 1–1.3 mm long, ovate-oblong, the awn up to 6 mm long.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe

    Habrochloa bullockii C.E.Hubb. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Bullock, A. A. [2857], Zambia K000366647 holotype

    First published in Hooker's Icon. Pl. 37: t. 3645 (1967)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • 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.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Clayton, W.D. (1970). Gramineae Flora of Tropical East Africa 1: 1-176.
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • C. E. Hubbard in Hook., Ic. Pl. 37, t. 3645 (1967).

    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 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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