G.188. Holcus L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a dense panicle. Spikelets 2-flowered; lower bisexual, upper male, falling entire. Glumes subequal, papery, enclosing the florets. Lemmas glossy, cartilaginous, rounded, indistinctly nerved; lower awnless; upper with an awn.

Worldwide: 6 species in Europe, N Africa and the Middle East

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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lanatus L.E

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

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: Holcus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=131, retrieved 28 November 2014

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