G.272. Rytidosperma Steud.


Description of the genus

Perennials (ours). Inflorescence usually a contracted panicle, but sometimes reduced to a raceme (as in our R. disticha). Spikelets 3-10-flowered; glumes subequal, as long as the spikelet or nearly so; floret callus obtuse. Lemmas 5-9-nerved, bearing tufts of hairs arranged in two transverse series, these sometimes reduced to two marginal tufts, 2-lobed at apex, the lobes usually awned and with an awn arising from the sinus.

Worldwide: c. 90 species mainly in Australia, New Zealand and southern Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
davyi C.E. Hubb.EDescription
disticha (Nees) CopeEDescription

Other sources of information about Rytidosperma:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Rytidosperma
Flora of Mozambique: Rytidosperma

External websites:

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

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: Rytidosperma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=144, retrieved 10 December 2022

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