G.622. Themeda Forssk.

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, awnless.

Worldwide: 18 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Themeda triandra

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triandra Forssk.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Themeda:

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Flora of Mozambique: Themeda
Flora of Zambia: Themeda

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

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: Themeda.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=251, retrieved 21 September 2014

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