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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puelia Franch.
      1. Puelia dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand

        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; 60-90 cm long; firm. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline; 3-7 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface, or pubescent. Ligule an eciliate membrane. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic; 32-38 cm long; 60-70 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted; linear; 10-20 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 5-6 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 17-19 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 5-6 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 17-19 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; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 2 mm long; 0.5 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 3 -veined. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume ovate; 4 mm long; 0.3-0.4 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 7 -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; 12-13 mm long; herbaceous; 11 -veined; obtuse, or acute. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 14-15 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.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Congo, Gabon, Zaïre

    Other Data

    Puelia dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand appears in other Kew resources:

    Bibliography

    First published in Ann. Mus. Congo Belge, Bot., sér. 2, 1(2): 77 (1900)

    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.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • GBIF (2008- continuously updated). Global Biodiversity Information Facility http://www.gbif.org/.
    • Sita, P. & Moutsambote, J.-M. (2005). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Congo, ed. sept. 2005: 1-158. ORSTOM, Centre de Brazzaville.

    Sources

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