G.373. Dactyloctenium Willd. - Crowfoots

Description of the genus

Annuals or stoloniferous perennials. Inflorescence a horizontal whorl of racemes; raceme terminating in a naked point. Spikelets several-flowered, laterally flattened. Glumes 1-nerved, subequal, shorter than the lemmas; lower acute; upper awned from just below the apex. Lemma: nerves and flanks glabrous; apex entire. Paleas falling with the lemmas.

Worldwide: 10 species in warm regions, mainly in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.

No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species

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australe Steud.

Other sources of information about Dactyloctenium:

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Flora of Botswana: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Caprivi: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dactyloctenium
Flora of Malawi: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Mozambique: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Zambia: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dactyloctenium

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Dactyloctenium
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Dactyloctenium
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Dactyloctenium
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Dactyloctenium
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Dactyloctenium
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Dactyloctenium
JSTOR Plant Science: Dactyloctenium
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Dactyloctenium
Plants of the World Online: Dactyloctenium
Tropicos: Dactyloctenium
Wikipedia: Dactyloctenium

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Dactyloctenium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=170, retrieved 15 June 2024

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