G.348. Lophacme Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of subdigitate racemes on a common axis. Spikelets 3-7-flowered, strongly laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the lowermost florets. Lowermost 1-3 florets fertile, the upper sterile and progressively reduced to a tuft of awns. Glumes slightly unequal, linear, 1-nerved; lower shorter than or slightly exceeding the lowest lemma; upper exceeding the florets. Fertile lemmas 3-nerved, acutely 2-lobed, with an awn from between the lobes. Sterile lemmas usually not lobed, tapering to the awn.

Worldwide: 2 species in southern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Zambia: Lophacme

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

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: Lophacme.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=161, retrieved 24 September 2023

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