G.594. Capillipedium Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a delicate panicle with elongated central axis and capillary branches bearing short racemes; racemes of 1-5(-8) sessile spikelets, without homogamous pairs; internodes (of racemes) and pedicels with a translucent, hyaline central line. Sessile spikelets with obtuse callus; lower glume cartilaginous, without pits; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire with a glabrous or puberulent awn. Pedicellate spikelets usually well developed.

Worldwide: 14 species from eastern Africa, tropical Asia to Australia and New Caledonia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Capillipedium parviflorum

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parviflorum (R. Br.) StapfN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Capillipedium
Flora of Mozambique: Capillipedium
Flora of Zambia: Capillipedium

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

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: Capillipedium.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=234, retrieved 23 May 2024

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