G.171. Helictotrichon Besser

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a narrow and often erect, panicle. Spikelets 2-6-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; lowermost florets bisexual, upper reduced. Glumes unequal, persistent, keeled, acute to acuminate; lower shorter, 1-3-nerved; upper 3-5-nerved. Lemmas exserted from the glumes, 5-11-nerved, dorsally awned, 2-fid, sometimes the lobes with apical bristles.

Worldwide: c. 100 species, mainly in temperate Eurasia but also on tropical mountains

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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elongatum (A. Rich.) C.E. Hubb.C,E,S

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Flora of Malawi: Helictotrichon
Flora of Zambia: Helictotrichon

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2015). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Helictotrichon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=128, retrieved 28 March 2015

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