G.389. Tetrapogon Desf.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a single terminal raceme or pair of racemes. Spikelets several-flowered, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; lower 1-5(-7) florets fertile, the remainder progressively smaller and sterile. Glumes persistent, membranous, a little shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas 3-nerved, coriaceous, usually cilate on the lateral nerves, entire or 2-toothed at apex, with a subapical awn.

Worldwide: 6 species in Africa, SW Asia and India.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Tetrapogon tenellus

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tenellus (K.D. Koenig ex Roxb.) Chiov.W,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Tetrapogon

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

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: Tetrapogon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=174, retrieved 28 May 2024

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