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This species is accepted, and its native range is Madagascar.
A specimen from Kew's Herbarium

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Stolons present; with alternating elongated and bunched internodes. Basal innovations flabellate. Culms erect; 20-30 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades conduplicate; 1.5-2 cm long; 3-5 mm wide. Leaf-blade apex obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes; embraced at base by subtending leaf. Racemes 2-3; paired, or digitate; unilateral; 3-4 cm long. Spikelet packing broadside to rhachis. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets sessile.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 1 fertile florets; with diminished florets at the apex. Spikelets cuneate; laterally compressed; 2.3-3.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; shorter than spikelet; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 1-1.5 mm long; 0.7-1 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume primary vein scaberulous. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acute. Upper glume lanceolate; 1.5 mm long; 0.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma ovate; laterally compressed; elliptic in profile; 2.3-3.5 mm long; cartilaginous; pallid; keeled; winged on margins (above); 3 -veined. Lemma midvein eciliate. Lemma lateral veins close to margins. Lemma surface pubescent; with clavate hairs. Lemma margins eciliate. Lemma apex truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 2.4-3.5 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1 in number; barren; elliptic; 1 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas acute; awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns subapical; 3-3.8 mm long; 1 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Africa: western Indian ocean.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Anderson.

Native to:

Madagascar

Chloris humbertiana A.Camus appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Humbert, H. [14150], Madagascar K000244756 Unknown type material

First published in Bull. Soc. Bot. France 91: 63 (1944)

Accepted by

  • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.
  • 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

  • Bosser, J. (1969). Gramiées des pasturages et des cultures a Madagascar: 1-440. ORSTOM, Paris.

GrassBase - The Online World Grass Flora
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. 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