462.000 Kyllinga Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence a single ovate or hemispheric head, sometimes more complex additional lateral heads. Spikelets with relatively few, 1-2 (-5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, cylindric or ellipsoid, laterally flattened, usually dark brown to black when mature.

Worldwide: 40 species in warm regions, especially Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Kyllinga erecta var. erecta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba NeesN,W,C,E,S
bulbosa P. Beauv.E
crassipes BoeckelerEDescription, Image
erecta Schumach. var. erecta N,W,C,EDescription, Image
intricata Cherm.N,W,C,S
melanosperma NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
merxmuelleri PodlechN,W,C,E
odorata VahlC,E
pauciflora Ridl.E
platyphylla K. Schum.N,C,E
pumila Michx.W,EDescription
squamulata Thonn. ex VahlC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

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Flora of Botswana: Kyllinga
Flora of Malawi: Kyllinga
Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kyllinga.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 28 October 2016

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