G.559. Danthoniopsis Stapf




Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials (in ours). Leaves: lamina crinkled on one margin or on neither margin. Panicle open or contracted, bearing spikelets in groups of 2-3. Spikelets mostly purplish. Glumes usually glabrous. Lower lemma 3-9-nerved. Upper lemma usually with 2-8 transversely arranged tufts of hair, sometimes glabrous, 2-lobed, geniculately awned; callus square to oblong, obtuse. Palea keels winged, often terminating in an auricle.

Worldwide: 12 species occurring in tropical Africa and eastward to Pakistan

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Danthoniopsis pruinosa

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chimanimaniensis (J.B. Phipps) Clayton[NrEnd][LR-nt]EDescription
dinteri (Pilg.) C.E. Hubb.SDescription
petiolata (J.B. Phipps) ClaytonWDescription
pruinosa C.E. Hubb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
viridis (Rendle) C.E. Hubb.N,CDescription

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

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: Danthoniopsis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=217, retrieved 4 October 2023

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