G.629. Hemarthria R.Br.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Inflorescence a single tough, dorsally flattened, raceme. Rhachis internodes and pedicels stout, clavate; pedicels fused to the internode. Sessile spikelet dorsally flattened; lower glume narrowly elliptic, smooth; lower floret reduced to a lemma; upper lemma awnless. Pedicelled spikelet similar to sessile but lacking a callus.

Worldwide: 12 species in warm regions of the Old World

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

Hemarthria altissima

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altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hemarthria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Hemarthria.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=257, retrieved 24 April 2019

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