G.124. Poa L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets with 2-several florets; glumes ± unequal, keeled, 1-3-nerved, unawned; lemmas 5-7-veined, unawned, keeled, laterally flattened, with a hyaline margin (in ours).

Worldwide: 200 species in temperate and cold regions and on tropical mountains.

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Poa annua

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
annua L.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
binata NeesEDescription
leptoclada Hochst. ex A. Rich.EDescription

Other sources of information about Poa:

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Flora of Malawi: Poa
Flora of Zambia: Poa

External websites:

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

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: Poa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=125, retrieved 8 February 2023

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