G.441. Perotis Aiton

Description of the genus

Mostly annual grasses with a false raceme like a bottle-brush. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes subequal, 1-nerved, tipped by a long slender awn (that of the lower glume usually the longer). Lemma hyaline, 1-nerved, awnless.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Perotis patens

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
leptopus Pilg.N,W,CDescription
patens Gand.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
vaginata Hack.N,W,CDescription

Other sources of information about Perotis:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Perotis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=187, retrieved 21 May 2024

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