G.124. Poa L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets with 2-several florets; glumes ± unequal, keeled, 1-3-nerved, unawned; lemmas 5-7-veined, unawned, keeled, laterally flattened, with a hyaline margin (in ours).

Worldwide: 200 species in temperate and cold regions and on tropical mountains.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
annua L.Description, Image
leptoclada Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,SDescription
schimperana Hochst. ex A. Rich.N

Other sources of information about Poa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Poa
Flora of Zambia: Poa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Poa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Poa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=125, retrieved 19 April 2024

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