G.637. Hackelochloa Kuntze

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence a simple axillary raceme, these numerous and arranged in a spatheate false panicle. Racemes dorsally flattened; internodes flattened, oblong, cup-shaped above, fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet spherical: callus truncate, oblique with a central boss; lower glume hemispherical, crustaceous, rugose to cancellate, granular all over, wingless; upper glume partly adhering to the enclosing internode; lower floret a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet herbaceous; lower glume winged; pedicel linear, scarcely distinguishable from the internode.

Derivation of name: after Eduard Hackel, 1850-1926, Austrian agrostologist, and from the Greek: chloa meaning grass.

Worldwide: 2 species; one (granularis) throughout the tropics, the other in India and Indo-China.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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granularis (L.) KuntzeN,W,C,E,SDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Hackelochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Hackelochloa
Flora of Zambia: Hackelochloa

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

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: Hackelochloa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=261, retrieved 9 June 2023

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