G.227. Brachypodium P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence a raceme with relatively few spikelets arranged on opposite sides of the rhachis and facing it laterally. Spikelets 5-20-flowered, subsessile, terete or slightly laterally flattened. Florets fertile but may be reduced above. Glumes unequal, 3-7(-9)-nerved. Lemmas 7-9-nerved, oblong to oblong-lanceolate, dorsally rounded, mucronate or with a straight awn.

Worldwide: 16 species, mainly in temperate Eurasia, extending southwards on tropical mountains; also Mexico and Bolivia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Brachypodium
Flora of Mozambique: Brachypodium
Flora of Zambia: Brachypodium

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Brachypodium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=137, retrieved 24 July 2016

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