G.337. Leptochloa P. Beauv.


Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of several to many racemes, arranged on a central axis. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, membranous, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or 2-toothed at the apex, sometimes mucronate, rarely with a short awn.

Worldwide: c. 40 species throughout the tropics and in warm temperate parts of America and Australia

Zimbabwe: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chinensis (L.) NeesE,SDescription, Image
fusca (L.) Kunth.N,W,C,E,SDescription
panicea (Retz.) OhwiN,E,SDescription
uniflora Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,W,E,SDescription

Other sources of information about Leptochloa:

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Flora of Botswana: Leptochloa
Flora of Caprivi: Leptochloa
Flora of Malawi: Leptochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Leptochloa
Flora of Zambia: Leptochloa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Leptochloa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=156, retrieved 4 February 2023

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