G.613. Exotheca Andersson

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

Description of the genus

Perennial. Ligule scarious, adnate to the sheath-auricles; leaf laminas linear. Inflorescence composed of paired racemes, the pairs each subtended by a spatheole and gathered into a scanty false panicle; racemes short; pedicels linear; sessile spikelet terete; inferior glume subcoriaceous with a herbaceous beak 2–3 mm long, rounded on the back and sides; superior glume awnless; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; superior lemma hyaline, bidentate, passing between the teeth into an awn with pubescent column. Caryopsis narrowly oblong.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa and Indo-China.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) AnderssonN,S

Other sources of information about Exotheca:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Exotheca
Flora of Mozambique: Exotheca
Flora of Zambia: Exotheca

External websites:

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

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: Exotheca.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2180, retrieved 25 April 2024

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