G.399. Willkommia Hack.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of several racemes on an elongated axis; racemes bearing inclined spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, sessile, dorsally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, dorsally rounded, membranous, the lower 0-1-nerved; upper deciduous, 1-nerved, longer than the lower, equalling and embracing the floret. Lemma nearly as long as the upper glume,dorsally rounded, acute or emarginate at the apex, awned.

Worldwide: 4 species with a disjunct distribution: 2 in tropical Africa; 2 in the New World.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zambia: Willkommia

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

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: Willkommia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=178, retrieved 21 August 2014

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