G.434. Tragus Haller

Description of the genus

Annuals (in ours). Leaves: lamina pectinate. Ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence dense, cylindric, spike-like. Spikelets bisexual, 1-flowered, in clusters of 2-5 (2 in ours), lanceolate to ovate, awnless. Glumes dissimilar; lower a tiny hyaline scale or 0; upper as long as the spikelet, its nerves prominent and each bearing a row of stout hooked prickles. Lemma ± as long as the upper glume, ovate, membranous. Stamens 3.

Worldwide: 7 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Tragus berteronianus

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SpeciesLinks to mapsFZ divisionsContent
berteronianus Schult.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
koelerioides Asch.W
racemosus (L.) All.W

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Flora of Mozambique: Tragus
Flora of Zambia: Tragus

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

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: Tragus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=186, retrieved 30 July 2014

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