G.631. Rhytachne Desv. ex Ham.

Description of the genus

Perennials (in ours). Inflorescence a single, terminal, cylindric raceme; internodes clavate as long as or longer than the sessile spikelet. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate with prominent central peg; lower glume crustaceous, not winged, sharply inflexed in the lower half, smooth, muricate or rugose on the back, usually glabrous, sometimes awned; upper glume sometimes awned; lower floret male; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet almost as long as the sessile or more often much reduced, sometimes awned; pedicel curved and subfoliaceous.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa and America

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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rottboellioides Desv.C,E,S

Other sources of information about Rhytachne:

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Flora of Caprivi: Rhytachne
Flora of Malawi: Rhytachne
Flora of Mozambique: Rhytachne
Flora of Zambia: Rhytachne

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

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: Rhytachne.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=258, retrieved 19 April 2019

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