G.603. Sehima Forssk.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a single terminal raceme; rhachis internodes and pedicels stoutly linear to subclavate. Spikelets markedly different; the sessile spikelet fertile, the pedicellate male or barren. Sessile spikelet: callus obtuse, inserted into the concave apex of the internode; lower glume coriaceous, laterally 2-keeled or lyrate, 2-fid at apex; upper glume awned; lower floret male with a palea present; upper (fertile) lemma awned from between the sinus. Pedicellate spikelet large, dorsally flattened, distinctively lyrate-nerved.

Worldwide: 5 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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ischaemoides Forssk.N,W,C,E,S

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Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sehima

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: Sehima.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=239, retrieved 24 November 2014

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