G.411. Brachyachne (Benth.) Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of 1-many digitate 1-sided racemes bearing spikelets on a flat or triquetrous rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered with a rhachilla-extension, sessile, laterally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, usually golden-brown, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, keeled, enclosing the florets, obtuse or rounded at apex. Lemma much shorter than the glumes, membranous, obtuse or acute at the apex, rarely with a short mucro.

Worldwide: 9 species occurring in tropical Africa and Java to Australia

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Botswana: Brachyachne
Flora of Zambia: Brachyachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachyachne

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

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: Brachyachne.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=183, retrieved 16 April 2024

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