G.181. Koeleria Pers.

Description of the genus

Perennials, sometimes with a thickened base. Inflorescence a spike-like panicle. Spikelets 2-many-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; florets fertile below, reduced above. Glumes 2, unequal to subequal, persistent, subacute to acuminate; lower 1-3-nerved; upper 3-5-nerved. Lemmas exceeding the glumes, 3-5(-7)-nerved, strongly flattened and distinctly keeled, awnless but sometimes mucronate.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in mainly temperate regions of the world; also in montane regions of Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
capensis (Steud.) NeesN,SDescription

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Flora of Mozambique: Koeleria
Flora of Zambia: Koeleria
Flora of Zimbabwe: Koeleria

External websites:

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

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: Koeleria.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=130, retrieved 21 April 2024

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