G.434. Tragus Haller

Description of the genus

Annuals (in ours). Leaves: lamina pectinate. Ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence dense, cylindric, spike-like. Spikelets bisexual, 1-flowered, in clusters of 2-5 (2 in ours), lanceolate to ovate, awnless. Glumes dissimilar; lower a tiny hyaline scale or 0; upper as long as the spikelet, its nerves prominent and each bearing a row of stout hooked prickles. Lemma ± as long as the upper glume, ovate, membranous. Stamens 3.

Worldwide: 7 species in the tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Tragus berteronianus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
berteronianus Schult.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
koelerioides Asch.WDescription
racemosus (L.) All.WDescription

Other sources of information about Tragus:

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Flora of Botswana: Tragus
Flora of Caprivi: Tragus
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tragus
Flora of Malawi: Tragus
Flora of Mozambique: Tragus
Flora of Zambia: Tragus

External websites:

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

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: Tragus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=186, retrieved 28 May 2024

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