G.572. Eulalia Kunth

Description of the genus

Perennials (in ours). Leaves: lamina linear; ligule membranous. Inflorescence of 1-20 ± digitate, conspicuously hairy racemes, bearing pairs of spikelets, those of each pair alike. Spikelets dorsally flattened; callus obtuse; lower glume cartilaginous, often obtuse or truncate, upper glume awnless; lower floret reduced to a lemma; upper lemma hyaline, 2-dentate or 2-fid with an awn from the sinus.

Derivation of name: for Eulalie Delile, 1800-1840, French botanical artist.

Worldwide: 30 species in the Old World tropics.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

Eulalia aurea

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
aurea (Bory) KunthN,W,CDescription, Image
villosa (Thunb.) NeesEDescription

Other sources of information about Eulalia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Eulalia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=225, retrieved 24 April 2024

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