G.297. Sartidia De Winter

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a contracted, often interrupted, panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, disarticulating above the glumes; floret bisexual, exceeding the glumes. Glumes persistent, 3-5-nerved, acute or acuminate, awned or awnless. Lemma subcylindric, dorsally flattened, 3-nerved, becoming indurate at maturity, without an articulation; basal callus densely barbate; awns 3, glabrous, scabrid, rigid, spirally contorted at base when mature.

Derivation of name: Anagram of Aristida, a closely related genus

Worldwide: 4 species in southern Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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angolensis (C.E. Hubb.) De WinterW,SDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Sartidia
Flora of Caprivi: Sartidia
Flora of Zambia: Sartidia

External websites:

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

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: Sartidia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=148, retrieved 18 April 2024

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