G.298. Stipagrostis Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, with a knotty rhizomatous base. Inflorescence a narrow, often spike-like, terminal panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, disarticulating above the glumes; floret bisexual equalling or shorter than the glumes. Glumes persistent, (1-)3(-11)-nerved, equal or unequal, acuminate to obtuse. Lemma cylindric, 3-nerved, becoming indurate at maturity, articulation present; basal callus densely barbate or glabrous; awns 3; at least the central awn plumose, or, if glabrous, then with a penicil of hairs at the base of the column.

Worldwide: c. 50 species occurring in desert and semi-desert in Africa, Middle East, C Asia and Pakistan

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirtigluma (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter subsp. patula (Hack.) De WinterSDescription, Image
uniplumis (Licht.) De Winter var. uniplumis N,W,SDescription, Image
uniplumis (Licht.) De Winter var. intermedia (Schweick.) De WinterN,W,S
uniplumis (Licht.) De Winter var. neesii (Trin. & Rupr.) De WinterW,SDescription

Other sources of information about Stipagrostis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Stipagrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Stipagrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Stipagrostis
Flora of Zambia: Stipagrostis

External websites:

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

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: Stipagrostis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=149, retrieved 27 February 2024

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