G.481. Alloteropsis C. Presl

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of irregular racemes, these digitate or in whorls on a short common axis; racemes sometimes bare at base bearing the spikelets in pairs or in clusters. Spikelets ovate to elliptic; glumes acute to shortly awned; lower c. 1/2 as long, upper as long as the spikelet with ciliate margin; upper lemma awned, crisply chartaceous; margin involute.

Worldwide: 6 species in the Old World tropics

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cimicina (L.) StapfN,SDescription
semialata (R. Br.) Hitchc. subsp. eckloniana (Nees) Gibbs Russ.Description
semialata (R. Br.) Hitchc. subsp. semialata N,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Alloteropsis
Flora of Caprivi: Alloteropsis
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Alloteropsis
Flora of Mozambique: Alloteropsis
Flora of Zambia: Alloteropsis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Alloteropsis

External websites:

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

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: Alloteropsis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=196, retrieved 23 April 2024

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