G.588. Cleistachne Benth.

Description of the genus

Erect annual with stilt-roots. Inflorescence a panicle, with elongated central axis and tough branches. Spikelets all alike or nearly so; sessile by type, but appearing to be pedicellate; lower floret barren; upper floret bisexual. Pedicellate spikelets and pedicels completely suppressed.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa and India

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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sorghoides Benth.N,C,E

Other sources of information about Cleistachne:

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Flora of Malawi: Cleistachne
Flora of Mozambique: Cleistachne
Flora of Zambia: Cleistachne

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cleistachne
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cleistachne
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Cleistachne
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cleistachne
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cleistachne
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Cleistachne

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Cleistachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=230, retrieved 26 June 2019

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