G.373. Dactyloctenium Willd. - Crowfoots

Description of the genus

Annuals or stoloniferous perennials. Inflorescence a horizontal whorl of racemes; raceme terminating in a naked point. Spikelets several-flowered, laterally flattened. Glumes 1-nerved, subequal, shorter than the lemmas; lower acute; upper awned from just below the apex. Lemma: nerves and flanks glabrous; apex entire. Paleas falling with the lemmas.

Worldwide: 10 species in warm regions, mainly in the Old World

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Dactyloctenium aegyptium

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aegyptium (L.) Willd.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
geminatum Hack.SDescription
giganteum B.S. Fisher & Schweick.N,W,C,E,SDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Caprivi: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Dactyloctenium
Flora of Malawi: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Mozambique: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Zambia: Dactyloctenium
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Dactyloctenium

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Dactyloctenium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=170, retrieved 25 September 2021

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