G.504. Paspalidium Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of short racemes borne along a central axis; racemes terminating in an inconspicuous point or bristle. Spikelets abaxial, dorsally flattened, ovate, often borne in 2 neat rows. Lower glume shorter than spikelet; upper as long as the spikelet; lower lemma resembling the upper glume. Upper lemma crustaceous, as long as spikelet, acute; upper palea acute.

Worldwide: c. 40 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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obtusifolium (Delile) N.D. SimpsonN,C,E,S

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Flora of Mozambique: Paspalidium
Flora of Zambia: Paspalidium

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

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: Paspalidium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=203, retrieved 21 October 2014

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