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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial; caespitose. Culms erect; 35-120 cm long; 1-2 -noded. Ligule an eciliate membrane; 6-12 mm long. Leaf-blades aciculate; involute; 25-45 cm long; 1-2 mm wide; stiff. Leaf-blade surface scaberulous. Leaf-blade apex pungent.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a panicle. Peduncle scaberulous above. Panicle open; oblong, or ovate; dense, or loose, or effuse; 10-30 cm long. Primary panicle branches 5-12 cm long. Panicle branches capillary; flexuous; scabrous. Spikelets solitary. Fertile spikelets pedicelled. Pedicels 0.5-5 mm long.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pilose. Floret callus pilose.
Fertile
Spikelets comprising 2-3 fertile florets; with a barren rhachilla extension. Spikelets oblong; laterally compressed; 5.5-8 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Rhachilla internodes definite; pilose. Floret callus pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; shiny. Lower glume oblong; 5-7 mm long; 0.9 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 elliptic; 5.5-8 mm long; 1.3-1.6 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 3 -veined. Upper glume primary vein scaberulous. Upper glume apex acute.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma oblong; 4-5 mm long; membranous; yellow, mid-green, and purple; shiny; without keel; 4 -veined. Lemma surface asperulous. Lemma apex entire, or dentate; 4 -fid; truncate; awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn dorsal; arising 0.1 way up back of lemma; geniculate; 4-8 mm long overall; with a straight or slightly twisted column. Palea keels scaberulous. Rhachilla extension 0.2-0.3 length of fertile floret; pilose.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; membranous. Anthers 3; 2.5-3 mm long. Ovary glabrous.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp.
Distribution
Africa: west-central tropical.
Reference
Aveneae. FTA.

[FWTA]

Gramineae, W. D. Clayton. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:2. 1972

Morphology General Habit
Caespitose perennial up to 1·2 m. high
Morphology Leaves
Stiff rush-like leaves.

Native to:

Cameroon

Deschampsia mildbraedii Pilg. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Feb 1, 2004 Milbraed, G.W.J. [10910], Cameroon K000307883 syntype
Jan 1, 1963 Boughey, A.S. [6956], Cameroon K000182006
Jan 1, 1963 Morton, J.K. [6887], Cameroon K000182007
Keay, R.W.J. [28616], Cameroon K000182008
Breteler, F.J. [61], Cameroon K000182005
Keay, R.W.J. [28619], Cameroon K000182016
Maitland, T.D. [1246], Cameroon K000182003
Linder, D.H. [3453], Cameroon K000182012
Guile, D. P. M. [137], Cameroon K000542030

First published in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin-Dahlem 10: 769 (1929)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (2000). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS D: 1-30141.
  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  • Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.

Literature

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 10: 92.
  • in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berl. 10: 769 (1929)

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa, ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.

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