G.181. Koeleria Pers.

Description of the genus

Perennials, sometimes with a thickened base. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle. Spikelets 2-many-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; florets fertile below, reduced above. Glumes 2, unequal to subequal, persistent, subacute to acuminate; lower 1-3-nerved; upper 3-5-nerved. Lemmas exceeding the glumes, 3-5(-7)-nerved, strongly flattened and distinctly keeled, awnless but sometimes mucronate.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in mainly temperate regions of the world; also in montane regions of Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (Steud.) NeesE

Other sources of information about Koeleria:

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Flora of Malawi: Koeleria
Flora of Mozambique: Koeleria
Flora of Zambia: Koeleria

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Koeleria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=130, retrieved 16 July 2019

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