G.589. Chrysopogon Trin.


Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a panicle with an elongated central axis and whorled branches; rhachis internodes and pedicels slender, filiform. Spikelets in pairs, markedly different from each other: sessile spikelet laterally flattened; glumes subequal, awned or awnless; lower glume often minutely spiny on the keels and muricate or mammilate on the back; upper lemma entire or 2-lobed. Pedicellate spikelet male or neuter.

Worldwide: 26 species in warm regions, especially 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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zizanioides (L.) Roberty

Other sources of information about Chrysopogon:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chrysopogon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=231, retrieved 19 March 2018

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