Description of the genus
Annual (ours). Inflorescence of (in ours) short secund crowded racemes scattered along a central axis, with the spikelets sessile, 2-seriate, overlapping. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, cuneate, laterally flattened, eventually disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-3-nerved, subequal, acuminate to aristate, much longer than the florets. Lemmas 3-nerved, glabrous or pilose on the nerves; apex acute to 2-lobed.
Worldwide: 3 species in tropics and subtropics, from Africa and Madagascar to India
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
Other sources of information about Dinebra:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: DinebraFlora of Caprivi
: DinebraFlora of Mozambique
: DinebraFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): DinebraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: DinebraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for DinebraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): DinebraKew Herbarium catalogue
: DinebraKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-15
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dinebra.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=164, retrieved 31 January 2015