G.449. Pseudechinolaena Stapf

Description of the genus

Annual grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence composed of 1-sided racemes. Spikelets laterally flattened. Lower glume shorter (3/4) to as long as the spikelet. Upper glume gibbous with tubercle-based hooks and sometimes with wings. Upper lemma laterally flattened.

Worldwide: 6 species; 5 confined to Madagascar, the other (P. polystachya) pantropical

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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polystachya (Kunth) StapfSDescription

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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: Pseudechinolaena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=189, retrieved 25 April 2024

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