G.563. Trichopteryx Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle; spikelets brown, borne singly or in pairs, the pedicels free. Lower lemma 3-nerved. Callus semicircular. Upper lemma 2-lobed, the lobes finely awned and with a tuft of hair on the back below each lobe and a persistent awn from the sinus.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa and Madagascar.

Malawi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dregeana NeesSDescription
elegantula (Hook. f.) StapfN,C,S
fruticulosa Chiov.
marungensis Chiov.N,CDescription
stolziana Henr.NDescription, Image

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Flora of Caprivi: Trichopteryx
Flora of Mozambique: Trichopteryx
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trichopteryx
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JSTOR Plant Science: Trichopteryx
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trichopteryx
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Tropicos: Trichopteryx
Wikipedia: Trichopteryx

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: Trichopteryx.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=220, retrieved 27 September 2023

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