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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puelia Franch.
      1. Puelia ciliata Franch.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Central Tropical Africa.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph; knotty. Culms erect; 30-70 cm long; firm. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline; 4-14 per branch. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Leaf-sheath oral hairs pubescent. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic; 9-20 cm long; 20-35 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle; bracteate at branch bases. Panicle contracted; elliptic; secund; 1.5-3.5 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-6 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 5-6 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 9-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 0.7-0.9 length of upper glume; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 9-11 -veined. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; chartaceous; 1-keeled; 9-11 -veined. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets similar; male; with palea; attached to and deciduous with the fertile. Lemma of lower sterile floret ovate; 5-6 mm long; chartaceous; 11 -veined; ciliolate on margins; acute. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 9 mm long; coriaceous (softly); pallid; without keel; 11 -veined. Lemma apex truncate. Palea 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; without keels.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; oblanceolate; membranous. Anthers 6. Filaments united in a tube. Stigmas 3; papillose. Styles connate below. Ovary umbonate.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Bambuseae. WDC.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Gulf of Guinea Is.

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Puelia ciliata Franch. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Zenker, G.A. [991], Cameroon K000345500 Unknown type material
    Zenker, G.A. [3918], Cameroon K000345501
    Dybowski, M. J. [128] K000345502
    Griffon du Bellay [141], Gabon K000345503

    Bibliography

    First published in Bull. Mens. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 674 (1887)

    Accepted by

    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T. & Williamson, H. (2006). World Grass Species - Synonymy database The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.
    • Aedo, C., Tellería, M.T. & Velayos, M. (eds.) (1999). Bases Documentales para la Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial; Plantas vascularis y hongos: 1-414. CSIC, real jardín Botánico, Madrid.
    • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa

    • in Bull. Soc. Linn. Paris 1: 674 (1887).

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Exell, A.W. (1973). Angiosperms of the islands of the gulf of Guinea (Fernando Po, Príncipe, S.Tomé, and Annobon) Bulletin of the British Museum (Natural History). Botany 4: 325-411.
    • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

    Sources

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

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    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