G.371. Acrachne Wight & Arn. ex Chiov.

Description of the genus

Annual (ours). Inflorescence of digitate or whorled racemes; racemes with imbricate, 2-seriate, subsessile spikelets, terminating in an abortive spikelet. Spikelets several-many-flowered, laterally flattened, the lemmas disarticulating from below upwards, leaving the persistent rhachilla and paleas. Glumes 1-nerved, keeled, shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas 3-nerved, cartilaginous, glabrous, entire or 2-toothed and with a stout awn-point at the apex.

Worldwide: 3 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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racemosa (B. Heyne ex Roem. & Schult.) OhwiSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Acrachne
Flora of Mozambique: Acrachne
Flora of Zambia: Acrachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acrachne

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

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: Acrachne.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=169, retrieved 23 April 2024

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