G.293. Phragmites Adans.

Description of the genus

Tall, rhizomatous, perennial reeds. Leaves cauline: ligule a line of hairs. Panicle, large, plumose. Spikelets with lowest floret male or barren, the following bisexual but the uppermost also reduced; glumes shorter than the lowest lemma, 3–5-nerved; lemmas glabrous, hyaline, 1–3-nerved, with caudate apex; callus plumose.

A world-wide genus of weakly-defined species.

Worldwide: 3 species, cosmopolitan

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Phragmites mauritianus

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
australis (Cav.) Trin.N,E
mauritianus KunthN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phragmites:

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Flora of Mozambique: Phragmites
Flora of Zambia: Phragmites

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

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: Phragmites.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=147, retrieved 24 April 2014

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