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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puelia Franch.
      1. Puelia coriacea Clayton

        This species is accepted, and its native range is DR Congo.

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    Habit
    Perennial. Roots bearing tubers. Rhizomes short; pachymorph; knotty. Culms erect; 20-40 cm long; firm. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline. Leaf-sheaths pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 1-2 mm long; lacerate. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic; 8-26 cm long; 20-45 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade surface glabrous. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; oblong; secund; 7-10 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 2-4 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill; these appendages 1.5 mm long.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3-4 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 8-10 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill; these appendages 1.5 mm long.
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; firmer than fertile lemma; shiny. Lower glume cuneate; 0.75 mm long; 0.3 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume ovate; 2.5 mm long; 0.25 length of adjacent fertile lemma; coriaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Upper glume margins ciliolate. 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; 8 mm long; coriaceous; 9 -veined; distinctly veined; ciliolate on margins; obtuse. Palea of lower sterile floret winged on keels; pilose. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma ovate; 9 mm long; coriaceous (softly); pallid; without keel; 9 -veined. Lemma lateral veins with cross-veins. Lemma surface pubescent. Lemma margins ciliolate. Lemma apex truncate. Palea ovate; 1 length of lemma; coriaceous; 8 -veined; without keels. Palea surface pubescent. Palea apex truncate.
    Flowers
    Lodicules 3; oblanceolate; 1 mm long; membranous; ciliate. Anthers 6; 3 mm long. 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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    Other Data

    Puelia coriacea Clayton appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Aug 1, 1966 Louis, J [602], Congo, DRC K000345499
    Aug 1, 1966 Louis, J [602], Congo, DRC K000345498 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 20: 271 (1966)

    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.

    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