G.344. Bewsia Gooss.

Description of the genus

Perennial. Inflorescence of racemes scattered along a central axis. Spikelets 2-4-flowered with reduced terminal floret, slightly laterally flattened,, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets. Glumes persistent, subequal, 1-nerved, acuminate. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or emarginate at the apex; awned from the back.

Worldwide: 1species in tropical Africa south to S Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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biflora (Hack.) Gooss.N,W,C,E,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Bewsia
Flora of Zambia: Bewsia

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

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: Bewsia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=160, retrieved 25 April 2014

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