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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Other sources of information about Acroceras:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: AcrocerasFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): AcrocerasFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AcrocerasGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AcrocerasIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AcrocerasKew Herbarium catalogue
: AcrocerasKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-14
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Acroceras.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=193, retrieved 21 October 2014