G.272. Rytidosperma Steud.

MERXMUELLERA Conert

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:

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

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: Rytidosperma.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=144, retrieved 27 February 2024

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