G.561. Tristachya Nees

DOLICHOCHAETE (C.E. Hubb.) J.B. Phipps

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle; spikelets mostly borne in triads with connate pedicels, less often in groups of 2-3 on long unequal free pedicels. Spikelets large, brown, 2-flowered, the lower floret male or barren. Lower lemma 5-7-nerved. Callus of upper floret pungent, conical. Upper lemma usually pubescent, rarely with hair-tufts, 2-lobed, geniculately awned.

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and tropical America

Zimbabwe: 5 taxa.

Tristachya nodiglumis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
leucothrix NeesN,W,C,EDescription
lualabaensis (De Wild.) J.B. PhippsWDescription
nodiglumis K. Schum.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
rehmannii Hack.N,CDescription
superba (De Not.) Schweinf. & Asch.N,W,CDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Tristachya
Flora of Caprivi: Tristachya
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Tristachya
Flora of Malawi: Tristachya
Flora of Mozambique: Tristachya
Flora of Zambia: Tristachya

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

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: Tristachya.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=218, retrieved 27 February 2024

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