Description of the genus
Annuals or perennials. Infl
composed of solitary racemes embraced by sheathing
spatheoles, these single or in little bunches on flexuous
peduncles and aggregated in a leafy false panicle; raceme
comprising 2 homogamous pairs forming a sort of involucre and 1-4
sessile spikelets with their pedicellate attendants; internodes linear. Sessile spikelets terete; callus obtuse to pungent; lower glume coriaceous; lower floret reduced to a
hyaline lemma; upper floret passing directly into an awn or hyaline and awnless. Pedicellate spikelets male or barren,
Worldwide: 18 species in the Old World tropics
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
Other sources of information about Themeda:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: ThemedaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): ThemedaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: ThemedaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for ThemedaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): ThemedaKew Herbarium catalogue
: ThemedaKew Monocotyledon checklist
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Themeda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=251, retrieved 10 December 2013