G.047. Oxytenanthera Munro

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree. Culms woody. Inflorescence of dense spherical clusters of spikelets, at the tips of leafy branchlets, the clusters sometimes confluent. Spikelets subtended by several short papery bracts, 1-2-flowered, 1(-2) upper florets bisexual, the lower barren; glumes round on the back, 17-30-nerved, 2-4 persistent plus 1-2 deciduous with fl; lemmas 26-32-nerved, the tip pungent. Stamens 6. Fruit a caryopsis.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Oxytenanthera abyssinica

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abyssinica (A. Rich.) MunroN,W,C,EDescription, Image

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oxytenanthera

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Oxytenanthera.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=114, retrieved 30 September 2022

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