G.052. Olyra L.

Description of the genus

Monoecious forest grass with broad leaf laminae. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Spikelets unisexual, 1-flowered, with the 2 sexes mixed or in separate inflorescences on the same plant. Female spikelets much larger than the male. Glumes 2, subequal, often acuminate or caudate. Lemmas awnless, shorter than the glumes, coriaceous or cartilaginous (female spikelets) or membranous (male spikelets). Stamens (2-)3.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical America; 1 also in Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Olyra:

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Flora of Mozambique: Olyra
Flora of Zambia: Olyra

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Olyra
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Olyra
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Olyra
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olyra
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Olyra
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Olyra

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2014). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Olyra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=115, retrieved 22 July 2014

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