G.598. Thelepogon Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Annual. Leaf lamina broad. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of racemes; rhachis internodes thickened, clavate, glabrous. Spikelets of each pair markedly different; the sessile fertile, the pedicellate 0, represented by a flattened pedicel. Sessile spikelet dorsally flattened; lower floret male; lower glume coarsely rugose; upper rugose; upper lemma 2-fid with a glabrous awn.

Worldwide: 1 species widespread in tropical Africa and India to Indonesia

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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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: Thelepogon.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=238, retrieved 22 May 2024

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