G.479. Oryzidium C.E. Hubb. & Schweick.

Description of the genus

Aquatic perennial with long spongy culms, often floating in water and rooting at the nodes. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets dorsally flattened, lanceolate, falling with the pedicel attached. Lower glume small; upper glume as long as spikelet and with a long awn (> 6 mm). Lower lemma acuminate, separated from the upper floret by a 1.5 mm internode.

Worldwide: 1 species in Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zambia: Oryzidium

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

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: Oryzidium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=195, retrieved 31 October 2014

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