Description of the genus
Inflorescence terminal, composed of digitate or subdigitate racemes. Racemes ± flattened, tardily disarticulating; internodes and pedicels thickened, clavate, hollowed at the summit.
Sessile spikelet: callus truncate; lower glume produced into a long flattened tail; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper lemma entire and awnless.
Pedicellate spikelet similar to the sessile.
Worldwide: 1 species throughout tropical Africa as far N as the Nile Delta and in India
Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.
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Other sources of information about Vossia:
Our websites:Flora of Mozambique
: VossiaFlora of Zambia
(electronic Plant Information Center): VossiaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: VossiaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for VossiaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): VossiaKew Herbarium catalogue
: VossiaKew 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: Vossia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=256, retrieved 9 December 2013