G.518. Hylebates Chippind.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence an open panicle with some or all branches whorled. Spikelets dorsally flattened, elliptic. Lower glume short, up to 1/3 length of spikelet; upper glume as long as spikelet. Lower lemma with a short apical awn. Upper lemma thinly chartaceous, acute, its flat thin margins enfolding and concealing the palea.

Similar in general appearance to a Panicum and differing in the upper lemma enfolding the palea.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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cordatus Chippind.N,E

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Flora of Mozambique: Hylebates
Flora of Zambia: Hylebates

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

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: Hylebates.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=207, retrieved 22 October 2014

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