G.628. Vossia Wall. & Griff.

Description of the genus

Aquatic perennial. 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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cuspidata (Roxb.) Griff.N,W,S

Other sources of information about Vossia:

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Flora of Mozambique: Vossia
Flora of Zambia: Vossia

External websites:

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

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: Vossia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=256, retrieved 19 December 2014

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