G.121. Briza L.

Description of the genus

Annuals (in ours) or perennials. Inflorescence a ± branched panicle with slender pedicels. Spikelets several-many-flowered; glumes ovate-circular, 3-9-nerved, cordate, unawned; lemma subcircular, cordate at base, dorsally rounded, usually saccate, obscurely 7-9-veined, unawned.

Worldwide: 20 species from temperate Eurasia and S America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Briza minor

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
maxima L.W,EDescription, Image
minor L.C,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Briza:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Briza
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Briza

External websites:

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

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: Genus page: Briza.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=124, retrieved 21 February 2024

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