Heteropholis C.E. Hubb.

Cope, T.A. (2002) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4)

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule shortly membranous; leaf laminas flat. Inflorescence a single axillary raceme; racemes cylindric or slightly dorsally compressed; internodes thickened, clavate, fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet ± embedded in the internode; callus truncate; inferior glume crustaceous, broadly convex; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma. Caryopsis ellipsoid, dorsally flattened.

Worldwide: Four species in Africa Indo-China and Philippines.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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sulcata (Stapf) C.E.Hubb. N

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Flora of Zambia: Heteropholis

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

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: Heteropholis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1994, retrieved 29 November 2023

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