G.500. Axonopus P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of 2-many racemes, usually arranged subdigitately but sometimes along a central axis. Spikelets adaxial, dorsally flattened, borne singly along the racemes. Lower glume 0. Upper glume as long as spikelet; lower lemma similar, without a palea. Upper lemma crustaceous. In Zimbabwe, the genus consists of two introduced lawn grasses.

Worldwide: c. 110 species in tropical and subtropical America; 1 species (A. flexuosus) endemic to Africa

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

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compressus (Sw.) P. Beauv.Description

Other sources of information about Axonopus:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Axonopus
Flora of Zambia: Axonopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Axonopus

External websites:

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

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: Axonopus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=201, retrieved 19 June 2024

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