G.521. Stereochlaena Hack.


Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of paired or digitate racemes with narrowly winged triquetrous rhachis; spikelets paired. Spikelets awned; lower glume minute or 0; upper glume very short to as long as the spikelet and sometimes awned; lower lemma scabrid, prominently nerved, entire to 3-dentate, terminating in a straight awn; upper lemma cartilaginous; apex acute to acuminate; margin flat and thin, enfolding and concealing the palea.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Stereochlaena cameronii

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cameronii (Stapf) Pilg.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Stereochlaena
Flora of Malawi: Stereochlaena
Flora of Mozambique: Stereochlaena
Flora of Zambia: Stereochlaena

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Stereochlaena
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Wikipedia: Stereochlaena
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stereochlaena
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Stereochlaena

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: Stereochlaena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=208, retrieved 2 December 2022

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