G.569. Eriochrysis P. Beauv.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Tufted perennials. Inflorescence narrow, rufous or tawny, with several racemes ± appressed along the central axis; racemes short, dense, the rhachis fragile; sessile and pedicellate spikelets ± similar. Sessile spikelets bearded with rufous or tawny hairs from the callus; lower glume rounded on back; lower floret a hyaline lemma; upper floret bisexual; lemma shorter than spikelet, hyaline. Pedicellate spikelet smaller than sessile, its upper floret bisexual.

Worldwide: 7 species occurring in tropical America, Africa and India

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Eriochrysis pallida

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
brachypogon (Stapf) StapfC,EDescription
pallida MunroN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
purpurata (Rendle) StapfEDescription

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriochrysis
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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: Eriochrysis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=222, retrieved 20 May 2024

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