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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Other sources of information about Trichoneura:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: TrichoneuraFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): TrichoneuraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: TrichoneuraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for TrichoneuraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): TrichoneuraKew Herbarium catalogue
: TrichoneuraKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Trichoneura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=163, retrieved 12 December 2013