G.399. Willkommia Hack.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of several racemes on an elongated axis; racemes bearing inclined spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, sessile, dorsally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, dorsally rounded, membranous, the lower 0-1-nerved; upper deciduous, 1-nerved, longer than the lower, equalling and embracing the floret. Lemma nearly as long as the upper glume,dorsally rounded, acute or emarginate at the apex, awned.

Worldwide: 4 species with a disjunct distribution: 2 in tropical Africa; 2 in the New World.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Willkommia:

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Flora of Botswana: Willkommia
Flora of Caprivi: Willkommia
Flora of Zambia: Willkommia

External websites:

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

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: Willkommia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=178, retrieved 18 May 2024

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