461.050 Courtoisina Soják

COURTOISIA Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals with a strong odour of fenugreek when dried. Culms triangular. Inflorescence open, with long leafy involucral bracts. Spikelets 1-8-flowered, falling off entire when mature. Glumes distichous, winged on the keel. Perianth 0. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Fruit a nutlet, usually dorsally flattened.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Africa (from Ethiopia south to South Africa), Madagascar and Indo-China

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
assimilis (Steud.) MaquetW
cyperoides (Roxb.) SojákN,W,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Courtoisina:

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Flora of Botswana: Courtoisina
Flora of Malawi: Courtoisina
Flora of Mozambique: Courtoisina
Flora of Zambia: Courtoisina

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Courtoisina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=271, retrieved 5 June 2020

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