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Marantochloa Brogn. ex Gris
Bull. Soc. Bot. Fr. 7: 320-322 (1860).

Description:
     Shrub-shaped plants, usually 1-3 m tall. Cymules ± dolichoblastic, often very pronouncedly so, interphyll absent (or very rarely present), bracteoles absent (rarely rudimentary). Corolla tube very short to ± equalling the lobes; outer staminodes 2, petaloid, equal to markedly unequal; cucullate staminode with a short flat appendage near middle of lobe; ovary with 3 ovulate locules. Fruit (tardily) dehiscent; seeds arillate. (From Kubitzki, et al., p. 290)

Geographical Distribution:
     West Africa, the Congo Basin, Sudan, Uganda, Tanzania, Reunion and the Comoro Islands

Taxonomic Diversity:
     About 15 species.

Common Names, Uses and Notes:
     IPNI lists 20 species.

Marantochloa purpurea (Ridl.) Milne-Redh.
Marantochloa purpurea (Ridl.) Milne-Redh.
Marantochloa leucocarpa
Marantochloa leucocarpa

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