1. Family: Poaceae Barnhart
    1. Genus: Eragrostis Wolf
      1. Eragrostis palustris Zon

        This species is accepted, and its native range is Cameroon.

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    Habit
    Perennial; caespitose; clumped densely. Butt sheaths green, or purple. Culms erect; 90-110 cm long. Culm-internodes glaucous. Ligule a fringe of hairs; 0.2 mm long. Leaf-blades convolute; 15-30 cm long; 2-3 mm wide; stiff.
    Inflorescences
    Inflorescence a panicle. Panicle open; elliptic, or ovate; effuse; 8-25 cm long. Primary panicle branches ascending; 10 cm long. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous; bearded in axils. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels filiform; 10-18 mm long.
    Spikelets
    Spikelets comprising 3 basal sterile florets; 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; shedding paleas.
    Fertile
    Spikelets comprising 3 basal sterile florets; 5-6 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets elliptic, or ovate; laterally compressed; 2-2.5 mm long; 0.8-1 mm wide; breaking up at maturity; rhachilla persistent; shedding paleas.
    Glume
    Glumes deciduous; similar; shorter than spikelet. Lower glume lanceolate; 0.8 mm long; 0.75 length of upper glume; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1 mm long; 0.5 length of adjacent fertile lemma; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
    Florets
    Basal sterile florets similar; barren; without significant palea; separately deciduous. Lemma of lower sterile floret similar to upper glume. Fertile florets divergent. Fertile lemma ovate; 1.8-2 mm long; membranous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex obtuse. Palea 0.5 length of lemma. Apical sterile florets resembling fertile though underdeveloped.
    Fruits
    Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
    Distribution
    Africa: west-central tropical.
    Reference
    Eragrostideae. Gram Cam 1997.

    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon

    Eragrostis palustris Zon appears in other Kew resources:

    First published in Wageningen Agric. Univ. Pap. 92(1: 2): 557 (1992)

    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.

    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.

    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 2018. 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 2018. 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