G.595. Bothriochloa Kuntze

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of erect or divergent racemes, arranged digitately or on a central axis; racemes without homogamous pairs; internodes (of racemes) and pedicels with a translucent, hyaline central line. Sessile spikelets with obtuse callus; lower glume cartilaginous, sometimes with 1-3 circular pits; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire bearing an awn. Pedicellate spikelets like the sessile or smaller.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in warm regions

Zimbabwe: 3 taxa.

Bothriochloa insculpta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bladhii (Retz.) S.T. BlakeN,W,C,E,SDescription
insculpta (A. Rich.) A. CamusN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
radicans (Lehm.) A. CamusN,W,C,E,SDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Bothriochloa
Flora of Caprivi: Bothriochloa
Flora of Malawi: Bothriochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Bothriochloa
Flora of Zambia: Bothriochloa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Bothriochloa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=235, retrieved 8 February 2023

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