471.020 Abildgaardia Vahl

Description of the genus

Perennial species (in ours). Leaves flat and inrolled, without hairs at the mouth of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence (in ours) composed of 1(-2) spikelet(s). Lower glumes arranged distichously, the upper glumes distinctly spirally arranged. Perianth 0. Stamens 3; stigmas 3; the base of the style not persistent. Nutlet smooth to tuberculate, not transversely wrinkled.

Derivation of name: for Peter Christian Abildgaard, 1740-1801, Danish veterinarian, naturalist and professor at Copenhagen.

Zimbabwe: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
ovata (Burm. f.) KralC,E,S
triflora (L.) Abeyw.N

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Flora of Botswana: Abildgaardia
Flora of Mozambique: Abildgaardia
Flora of Zambia: Abildgaardia

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

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: Abildgaardia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=284, retrieved 25 March 2023

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