G.561. Tristachya Nees

DOLICHOCHAETE (C.E. Hubb.) J.B. Phipps

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle; spikelets mostly borne in triads with connate pedicels, less often in groups of 2-3 on long unequal free pedicels. Spikelets large, brown, 2-flowered, the lower floret male or barren. Lower lemma 5-7-nerved. Callus of upper floret pungent, conical. Upper lemma usually pubescent, rarely with hair-tufts, 2-lobed, geniculately awned.

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and tropical America

Malawi: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bequaertii De Wild.
huillensis Rendle N,C,S
leucothrix NeesN,SDescription
nodiglumis K. Schum.CDescription, Image
rehmannii Hack.N,C,SDescription
superba (De Not.) Schweinf. & Asch.C,SDescription
thollonii Franch.N,C

Other sources of information about Tristachya:

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

External websites:

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

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: Tristachya.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=218, retrieved 17 April 2024

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