G.274. Alloeochaete C.E. Hubb.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle. Spikelets (4)5–10-flowered; glumes unequal, shorter than the lowermost lemma, acute, acuminate or 2-lobed and shortly awned; lowermost floret male or with a rudimentary or rarely a perfect ovary, persisting on the panicle with the glumes, the lemma resembling the superior glume or deeply 2-lobed; floret callus oblong; fertile lemmas dorsally rounded, 5-nerved, glabrous or pilose above, with a tuft of hairs on each margin below, 2-lobed at the apex, the lobes aristate, with a geniculate awn in the sinus.

Worldwide: Species 6 in Tanzania, Mozambique, Malawi and Angola.

Malawi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
geniculata Kabuye[End]S
gracillima Kabuye[End]S
oreogena Launert[End]S

Other sources of information about Alloeochaete:

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Flora of Mozambique: Alloeochaete

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

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: Alloeochaete.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2178, retrieved 25 April 2024

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