G.371. Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov.

Description of the genus

Annual (ours). Inflorescence of digitate or whorled racemes; racemes with imbricate, 2-seriate, subsessile spikelets, terminating in an abortive spikelet. Spikelets several-many-flowered, laterally flattened, the lemmas disarticulating from below upwards, leaving the persistent rhachilla and paleas. Glumes 1-nerved, keeled, shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas 3-nerved, cartilaginous, glabrous, entire or 2-toothed and with a stout awn-point at the apex.

Worldwide: 3 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Acrachne racemosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
racemosa (B. Heyne ex Roem. & Schult.) OhwiN,W,E,SDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Acrachne
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acrachne
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acrachne

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: Acrachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=169, retrieved 31 January 2023

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