G.365. Pogonarthria Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence composed of 1 or more deciduous racemes arranged along an axis. Spikelets with several flowers, laterally flattened. Glumes 1-nerved, membranous, unequal. Lemmas 3-nerved, keeled, acuminate to shortly awned.

Derivation of name: from the Greek: pogon meaning beard, arthron, a joint; probably referring to the beaded joints of the rhachilla in the spikelet.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical and South Africa.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Pogonarthria squarrosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fleckii (Hack.) Hack.N,W,SDescription
squarrosa (Roem. & Schult.) Pilg.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Pogonarthria
Flora of Caprivi: Pogonarthria
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Pogonarthria
Flora of Malawi: Pogonarthria
Flora of Mozambique: Pogonarthria
Flora of Zambia: Pogonarthria

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

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: Pogonarthria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=166, retrieved 28 May 2024

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