G.413. Schoenefeldia Kunth

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of (1-)2-4 digitate 1-sided racemes bearing imbricate spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets strictly 1-flowered or with a rhachilla-extension and a minute vestigial floret, laterally flattened, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, 1-nerved, membranous, as long as the spikelet, divergent, acute to shortly awned. Lemmas shorter than the glumes, membranous, ciliate on the nerves, 2-toothed at the apex with a flexuous awn from the sinus, the awns at length beautifully braided.

Worldwide: 2 species from Africa and Madagascar through Arabia to India

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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transiens (Pilg.) Chiov.S

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Flora of Mozambique: Schoenefeldia

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

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: Schoenefeldia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=184, retrieved 20 October 2014

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