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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Poales

Familia: Poaceae
Subfamilia: Chloridoideae
Tribus: Zoysieae
Subtribus: Sporobolinae
Genus: Psilolemma
Species: P. jaegeri

Psilolemma S.M.Phillips, Kew Bull. 29: 267 (1974)
monotypic taxon


Phillips, S.M. (1974) Kew Bulletin 29(2): 267.
Govaerts, R. et al. 2013. Psilolemma in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20. Reference page.
Simon, B.K., Clayton, W.D., Harman, K.T., Vorontsova, M., Brake, I., Healy, D. & Alfonso, Y. 2013. GrassWorld, Psilolemma. Published online. Accessed: 2013 Nov. 20. 2013. Psilolemma. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 Nov. 2013.
International Plant Names Index. 2013. Psilolemma. Published online. Accessed: 20 Nov. 2013.

Psilolemma is a genus of plants in the grass family.[2][3][4] The only known species is Psilolemma jaegeri, native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.[1][5]

A wiry, somewhat spiny perennial mat-grass 7–35 cm tall with long, tough, thin, wide-spreading stolons and pungent-smelling leaves. Glaucous or yellowish shoots of numerous bristly leaves form dense tufts at the stolon nodes. Stems are leafy, slender, with bulbous bases. Leaf-blades are stiff and 0.5–7 cm. long, 1.5–2 mm. wide, with sheaths that usually overlap and 0.3–0.75 mm. long ligules. Flowering clusters are narrow and 3.5–12 cm. long.[6]

Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant families
Phillips, Sylvia Mabel. 1974. Kew Bulletin 29(2): 267
Tropicos, Psilolemma S.M. Phillips
Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
Clayton, W.D., Phillips, S.M., Renvoize, S.A. (1974). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 2: 177-449.
"Psilolemma jaegeri in Global Plants".

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