G.268. Pentaschistis (Nees) Spach

Description of the genus

Perennial (in ours). Inflorescence an open panicle (in ours). Spikelet 2-flowered with a rhachilla-extension consisting of a minute bristle. Glumes ± equal, as long as the spikelet. Callus obtuse. Lemmas 5-9(-11)-nerved, pilose on the back; apex 2-lobed bearing an awn from the sinus and a bristle from the inner side of each lobe.

Worldwide: c.65 species; mainly South African but a few extending northwards to Yemen and 3 species in Madagascar

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Pentaschistis:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Pentaschistis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Pentaschistis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=143, retrieved 30 January 2023

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