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  1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Puelia Franch.
      1. Puelia schumanniana Pilg.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is S. Cameroon to NW. Gabon.

    [GB]
    Habit
    Perennial. Rhizomes short; pachymorph; knotty. Culms erect; 50-100 cm long; firm. Lateral branches lacking. Leaves cauline; 1 per branch. Leaf-sheaths glabrous on surface. Ligule absent. Collar with external ligule. Leaf-blade base with a brief petiole-like connection to sheath. Leaf-blades elliptic; 25-30 cm long; 60-90 mm wide. Leaf-blade venation with distinct cross veins. Leaf-blade apex acuminate.
    Inflorescences
    Synflorescence on a separate leafless culm. Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle contracted, or capitate; oblong, or globose; 3-4 cm long. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 15-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill (horn shaped).
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 4-5 basal sterile florets; 1 fertile florets; without rhachilla extension. Spikelets ovate; laterally compressed; 15-17 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus subtended by a fleshy frill (horn shaped).
    Glume
    Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma. Lower glume ovate; 3-4 mm long; 0.7-0.8 length of upper glume; herbaceous; without keels; 5 -veined. Lower glume margins ciliolate. Upper glume ovate; 4-5 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; herbaceous; without keels; 7 -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; 9-11 mm long; herbaceous; 11-15 -veined; acute. Fertile florets female. Fertile lemma elliptic; 9-11 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, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon

    Other Data

    Puelia schumanniana Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Webb [360], Cameroon K000541911
    Zenker, G.A. [2074], Cameroon K000345497

    Bibliography

    First published in Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 126 (1901)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2019). Novitates Gabonenses 91: additons to the grass flora of Gabon Plant Ecology and Evolution 152: 99-105.
    • 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.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2019). Novitates Gabonenses 91: additons to the grass flora of Gabon Plant Ecology and Evolution 152: 99-105.
    • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

    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