G.087. Phyllorachis Trimen


Description of the genus

Perennial. Leaf lamina broad, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic; base sagittate. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, spike-like, consisting of short racemes inserted along a leaf-like rhachis. Spikelets unisexual, axillary inflorescences female, the terminal bisexual. Female spikelets larger than the male. Glumes 2, shorter than the spikelet. Lower floret reduced to a lemma. Upper floret: lemma coriaceous, 5-7-nerved.

Worldwide: 1 species in E and S tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Phyllorachis:

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Flora of Malawi: Phyllorachis
Flora of Mozambique: Phyllorachis
Flora of Zambia: Phyllorachis

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Phyllorachis
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Phyllorachis
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Phyllorachis
Wikipedia: Phyllorachis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phyllorachis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Phyllorachis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Phyllorachis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=119, retrieved 29 January 2023

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