Description of the genus
Perennial. Inflorescence a spike-like head of numerous tightly-packed racemes on an elongated axis. Spikelets 2-3-flowered; lowermost fertile, second floret male or sterile, the uppermost reduced to an awn; laterally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, 1-nerved, membranous, as long as the spikelet and enclosing the florets, shortly awned. Fertile lemma much shorter than the glumes, membranous, entire and acute at apex, with a long flexuous terminal awn.
Worldwide: One species occurring in Zambia and Zimbabwe
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Other sources of information about Pogonochloa:ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): PogonochloaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: PogonochloaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for PogonochloaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): PogonochloaKew Herbarium catalogue
: PogonochloaKew 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: Pogonochloa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=185, retrieved 18 June 2013