G.441. Perotis Aiton

Description of the genus

Mostly annual grasses with a false raceme like a bottle-brush. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes subequal, 1-nerved, tipped by a long slender awn (that of the lower glume usually the longer). Lemma hyaline, 1-nerved, awnless.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
leptopus Pilg.N,CDescription
patens Gand.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Perotis:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Perotis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=187, retrieved 29 November 2023

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