G.465. Sacciolepis Nash

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a dense, spike-like panicle (in ours), rarely open. Spikelets laterally flattened (dorsally in S. interrupta), asymmetrical; glumes prominently ribbed; lower 1/4 to 3/4 the length of the spikelet; upper glume equalling spikelet and gibbous; lower lemma resembling upper glume but less gibbous; upper lemma dorsally flattened, thinly coriaceous to cartilaginous; margin flat or involute but never hyaline

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and warm areas, especially Africa

Zimbabwe: 9 taxa.

Sacciolepis typhura

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana C.E. Hubb. & SnowdenN,CDescription
chevalieri StapfN,W,C,EDescription
curvata (L.) ChaseE,SDescription
indica (L.) ChaseCDescription
interrupta (Willd.) StapfN,W,CDescription
micrococca MezNDescription
spiciformis (A. Rich.) StapfN,W,C,E,SDescription
transbarbata StapfNDescription
typhura (Stapf) StapfN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sacciolepis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sacciolepis
JSTOR Plant Science: Sacciolepis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sacciolepis
Plants of the World Online: Sacciolepis
Tropicos: Sacciolepis
Wikipedia: Sacciolepis

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: Sacciolepis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=192, retrieved 26 May 2024

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