G.474. Acroceras Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of racemes borne on a central axis. Spikelets in pairs, dorsally or weakly laterally flattened; lower glume 1/2 to 3/4 length of spikelet; upper glume and lower lemma thickened and laterally flattened at apex as if nipped by pincers; upper lemma dorsally flattened, crustaceous, with a little green crest at apex; palea usually with reflexed trip protruding slightly from lemma.

Worldwide: 19 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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macrum StapfN,W,C,S

Other sources of information about Acroceras:

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Flora of Mozambique: Acroceras
Flora of Zambia: Acroceras

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

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: Acroceras.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=193, retrieved 26 July 2014

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