G.414. Pogonochloa C.E. Hubb.

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

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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greenwayi C.E. Hubb.E

Other sources of information about Pogonochloa:

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Flora of Zambia: Pogonochloa

External websites:

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

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: Pogonochloa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=185, retrieved 2 September 2014

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