G.539. Anthephora Schreb.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a cylindric, spike-like panicle, consisting of deciduous clusters of 3-11 spikelets surrounded by an involucre of stiff bracts; bracts narrowly-elliptic, free to the base with obtuse or awned apices. Spikelets as long as the bracts. Lower glume 0. Upper glume subulate with a broad base; back facing inwards. Upper lemma cartilaginous.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa and Arabia, with 1 species extending to America

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pubescens NeesSDescription
truncata RobynsNDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Anthephora
Flora of Malawi: Anthephora
Flora of Mozambique: Anthephora
Flora of Zambia: Anthephora

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Anthephora
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Anthephora
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Anthephora
Wikipedia: Anthephora
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Anthephora
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Anthephora

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Anthephora.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=213, retrieved 23 March 2023

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