G.448. Poecilostachys Hack.


Description of the genus

Perennial grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence composed of 1-sided racemes. Spikelets laterally flattened. Lower glume shorter (1/3 - 2/3) than the spikelet. Upper lemma strongly laterally flattened.

Worldwide: 20 species, all but P. oplismenoides confined to Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Poecilostachys oplismenoides

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
oplismenoides (Hack.) ClaytonEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Poecilostachys:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Poecilostachys
Flora of Malawi: Poecilostachys
Flora of Mozambique: Poecilostachys
Flora of Zambia: Poecilostachys

External websites:

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

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: Poecilostachys.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=188, retrieved 17 April 2024

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