G.546. Isachne R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence a diffuse panicle. Spikelets dorsally flattened, 2-flowered. Glumes 2, subequal, deciduous. Lower floret bisexual or male; upper female or bisexual. Upper lemma crisply chartaceous to crustaceous.

Worldwide: 50 species, mainly in tropical regions

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Isachne mauritiana

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mauritiana KunthEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Isachne:

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

External websites:

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

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: Isachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=214, retrieved 17 April 2024

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