G.627. Phacelurus Griseb.

Description of the genus

Perennials with membranous ligule. Inflorescence a terminal group of numerous racemes borne on a short common axis; rhachis internodes columnar to inflated. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate, flat or with a central peg; lower glume smooth or muricate, keel winged or not; lower floret male or barren; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet usually resembling the sessile spikelet but smaller, occasionally vestigial.

Worldwide: 9 species in the subtropics and tropics of the Old World, extending northwards to the Mediterranean region.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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franksiae (J.M. Wood) ClaytonE

Other sources of information about Phacelurus:

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Flora of Mozambique: Phacelurus
Flora of Zambia: Phacelurus

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

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: Phacelurus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=255, retrieved 23 December 2014

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