Description of the genus
Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a cylindric, spike-like panicle, consisting of deciduous clusters of 3-11 spikelets surrounded by an involucre of stiff bracts; bracts narrowly-elliptic, free to the base with obtuse or awned apices. Spikelets as long as the bracts. Lower glume 0. Upper glume subulate with a broad base; back facing inwards. Upper lemma cartilaginous.
Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa and Arabia, with 1 species extending to America
Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.
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Other sources of information about Anthephora:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: AnthephoraFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): AnthephoraFlora Zambesiaca
web site: AnthephoraGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for AnthephoraIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): AnthephoraKew Herbarium catalogue
: AnthephoraKew 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: Anthephora.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=213, retrieved 2 September 2014