G.301. Enneapogon Desv. ex P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Perennials, rarely annuals. Inflorescence a contracted, often spike-like panicle. Spikelets 3-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and below the fertile florets. Lowest floret bisexual; second male or sterile, third reduced, often only a tuft of awns. Glumes persistent, 3-5(-7)-nerved, equal or subequal, membranous; upper as long as the lower lemma. Lemma of the lowest floret 9-nerved, with 9 ciliate awns, dorsally rounded, densely villous (at least below the middle); awns scaberulous or plumose, 3-5 times as long as the body of the lemma.

Worldwide: 28 species in the tropics and subtropics, especially Africa and Australia

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Enneapogon desvauxii

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cenchroides (Roem. & Schult.) C.E. Hubb.N,W,E,SImage
desvauxii P. Beauv.SImage
scoparius StapfE,S

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

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: Enneapogon.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=151, retrieved 30 June 2016

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