G.401. Craspedorhachis Benth.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of several-many racemes, digitate or scattered along a central axis. Racemes bearing appressed spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, 1-nerved, membranous, acute, enclosing the floret; lower keeled, upper dorsally rounded. Lemma 1/3 - 1/2 as long as glumes, dorsally rounded, hyaline, obtuse.

Worldwide: 3 species in southern tropical Africa

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana Benth.N,W,C,E,SDescription
digitata Kupicha & Cope[End][DD]C,SDescription
rhodesiana RendleN,W,C,E,SDescription

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Wikipedia: Craspedorhachis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Craspedorhachis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Craspedorhachis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Craspedorhachis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=179, retrieved 27 November 2022

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