G.350. Trichoneura Andersson

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of numerous stiff racemes scattered along a central axis. Spikelets several-flowered, laterally flattened, cuneate, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-nerved, membranous, narrow, tapering to a mucro or awn, exceeding the lowermost lemma and often as long as the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, conspicuously ciliate along the lateral nerves, 2-toothed at apex and awned from the sinus.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa and Arabia; also soythern USA (Texas), Peru and the Galapagos Islands

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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grandiglumis (Nees) EkmanN,W,C,E,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Trichoneura
Flora of Zambia: Trichoneura

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

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: Trichoneura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=163, retrieved 20 April 2014

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