G.385. Lepturus R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single cylindric raceme; spikelets all alike, alternate, borne edgeways on and embedded in hollows in the rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered with a rhachilla extension (and sometimes an extra vestigial floret), dorsally flattened, falling entire. Lower glume minute (but well-developed in the terminal spikelet); upper glume 5-12-nerved, appressed to the rhachis, covering the sunken floret, acute to caudately awned. Lemma 3-nerved, membranous, obtuse to acute; palea hyaline.

Worldwide: 9-10 species, occurring on the coasts the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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radicans (Steud.) A. CamusE,SDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Lepturus
Flora of Mozambique: Lepturus

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

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: Lepturus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=172, retrieved 30 November 2023

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