G.392. Eustachys Desv.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescences of 2-many digitate 1-sided racemes bearing dense spikelets. Spikelets 2(-3)-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, membranous, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet; upper longer and broader than the lower and with a short awn from just below the apex. Lowermost floret fertile; fertile lemma dark or golden-brown. laterally flattened, subapically awned or without an awn.

Worldwide: 11 species in the tropics and subtropics, mainly the New World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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paspaloides (Vahl) Lanza & MatteiN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Eustachys:

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Flora of Botswana: Eustachys
Flora of Malawi: Eustachys
Flora of Mozambique: Eustachys
Flora of Zambia: Eustachys

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

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: Eustachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=176, retrieved 27 January 2023

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