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

[GB]
Morphology General Habit
Perennial. Culms erect, or geniculately ascending; 50-95 cm long. Ligule a ciliolate membrane. Leaf-blades 3-6 mm wide.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence composed of racemes. Racemes 5-6; digitate; unilateral; 7-8 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; 4-4.5 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; 4-4.5 mm long; breaking up at maturity; disarticulating below each fertile floret. Floret callus pubescent; obtuse.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Bracts Glume
Glumes persistent; similar; exceeding apex of florets; thinner than fertile lemma; gaping. Lower glume lanceolate; 2.5 mm long; 0.6-0.75 length of upper glume; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Lower glume lateral veins absent. Lower glume apex acuminate. Upper glume lanceolate; 4-4.5 mm long; 1.1 length of adjacent fertile lemma; membranous; 1-keeled; 1 -veined. Upper glume lateral veins absent. Upper glume apex acuminate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Florets
Fertile lemma obovate; laterally compressed; 3.8 mm long; cartilaginous; keeled; 3 -veined. Lemma apex awned; 1 -awned. Principal lemma awn subapical; 4-6 mm long overall. Apical sterile florets 1-2 in number; barren; cuneate; 3-6 mm long. Apical sterile lemmas awned; 1 -awned. Apical sterile lemma awns subapical; 4.5-6 mm long; 1-2 per spikelet in number.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Lodicules 2; cuneate; fleshy. Anthers 3. Stigmas 2.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Caryopsis with adherent pericarp; trigonous. Hilum punctiform.
Distribution
Africa: northeast tropical.
Reference
Cynodonteae. Cope 1997.

[FSOM]

M. Thulin et al. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1-4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Type
S3, N of Jana Cabdalle, Rose Innes 793 (K holo.)
Morphology General Habit
Perennial up to 95 cm high, erect or ascending, tufted or stoloniferous; leaves oblong, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence a head of 5–8 digitate or subdigitate racemes, these 4–8 cm long
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences Spikelets
Spikelets 2- to 3-flowered, 2- to 3-awned; fertile lemma obovate-elliptic in profile, 3.4–3.8 mm long, glabrous, with an awn 6–7 mm long; callus pungent, pubescent; 2nd lemma an inflated clavate glabrous scale with an awn 4.5–6 mm long; 3rd lemma, if present, similar to the 2nd but smaller and with a very short awn.
Distribution
S3 not known elsewhere.

Native to:

Somalia

Chloris jubaensis Cope appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Rose Innes, R. [RRI 793], Somalia K000257112 holotype

First published in Kew Bull. 50: 113 (1995)

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.
  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Thulin, M. (ed.) (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: i-ii, 1-298. The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Flora of Somalia

  • Flora Somalia, Vol 4, (1995) Author: by T. A. Cope [updated by M. Thulin 2008]

Flora of Somalia
Flora of Somalia
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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