G.521. Stereochlaena Hack.


Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of paired or digitate racemes with narrowly winged triquetrous rhachis; spikelets paired. Spikelets awned; lower glume minute or 0; upper glume very short to as long as the spikelet and sometimes awned; lower lemma scabrid, prominently nerved, entire to 3-dentate, terminating in a straight awn; upper lemma cartilaginous; apex acute to acuminate; margin flat and thin, enfolding and concealing the palea.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
caespitosa ClaytonS
cameronii (Stapf) Pilg.N,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Stereochlaena
Flora of Mozambique: Stereochlaena
Flora of Zambia: Stereochlaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stereochlaena

External websites:

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

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: Stereochlaena.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=208, retrieved 25 April 2024

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