G.549. Coelachne R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets all alike, dorsally flattened, with 2 fertile flowers. Glumes persistent, subequal, obtuse, 1/3 to 2/3 length of spikelet. Lower lemma firmly cartilaginous; upper lemma remaining membranous at maturity, thinner than the lower.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Coelachne:

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

External websites:

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

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: Coelachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=215, retrieved 21 April 2024

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