G.387. Lintonia Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of several slender racemes, these either digitate or arranged along a central axis. Spikelets several-flowered, plump, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; 2-4 lowermost florets fertile, remainder smaller and sterile. Glumes unequal, membranous, shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas dorsally rounded, 5-11-nerved, tough and cartilaginous, appressed-villous; bearing a dorsal awn from just below the emarginate or 2-lobed apex.

Worldwide: 2 species in eastern and southeastern Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Lintonia
Flora of Mozambique: Lintonia

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Lintonia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Lintonia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Lintonia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Lintonia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Lintonia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Lintonia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Lintonia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=173, retrieved 20 July 2019

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