462.000 Kyllinga Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence a single ovate or hemispheric head, sometimes more complex additional lateral heads. Spikelets with relatively few, 1-2 (-5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, cylindric or ellipsoid, laterally flattened, usually dark brown to black when mature.

Worldwide: 40 species in warm regions, especially Africa and Madagascar

Zimbabwe: 12 taxa.

Kyllinga erecta var. erecta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba NeesN,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
bulbosa P. Beauv.E
crassipes BoeckelerEDescription, Image
erecta Schumach. var. erecta N,W,C,EDescription, Image
intricata Cherm.N,W,C,SDescription, Image
melanosperma NeesN,(W),C,E,(S)Description, Image
merxmuelleri PodlechN,W,C,E
odorata VahlC,EImage
pauciflora Ridl.E
platyphylla K. Schum.N,C,E
pumila Michx.W,EDescription
squamulata Thonn. ex VahlC,EDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kyllinga
Flora of Caprivi: Kyllinga
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Kyllinga
Flora of Malawi: Kyllinga
Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Kyllinga
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Kyllinga
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Kyllinga
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Kyllinga
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Kyllinga
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kyllinga
JSTOR Plant Science: Kyllinga
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Kyllinga
Plants of the World Online: Kyllinga
Tropicos: Kyllinga
Wikipedia: Kyllinga

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Kyllinga.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 25 June 2024

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