456.000 Carpha Banks & Sol. ex R. Br.

Description of the genus

Robust perennial, rhizomatous, often mat-forming. Stems tufted, the base often covered with fibrous remains of old leaf sheaths. Leaves eligulate. Inflorescence a panicle with clusters of spikelets on peduncles emerging from the axis of the leaves. Spikelets at the end of branches. Stamens conspicuously green/yellow. Nutlet with persistent perianth bristles.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World and Chile.

Zimbabwe: 1 taxon.

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capitellata BoeckelerE

Other sources of information about Carpha:

External websites:

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

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: Carpha.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=266, retrieved 24 March 2023

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