G.340. Tripogon Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single terminal ± secund raceme; spikelets in 2 rows. Spikelets 2-many-flowered, laterally compressed, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-nerved (rarely upper 3-nerved), persistent. Lemmas 3-nerved, membranous, glabrous.

Worldwide: 20 species in the Old World tropics with 1 in tropical America

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
major Hook. f.S
minimus (A. Rich.) Steud.SDescription
modestus S.M. Phillips & LaunertC,S

Other sources of information about Tripogon:

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Flora of Botswana: Tripogon
Flora of Caprivi: Tripogon
Flora of Mozambique: Tripogon
Flora of Zambia: Tripogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tripogon

External websites:

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

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: Tripogon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=157, retrieved 25 April 2024

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