G.565. Loudetia Steud.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle. Spikelets brown, occurring singly or in pairs, not in close triads. Lower lemma 3-nerved. Callus oblong to linear, truncate, 2-toothed or obliquely pungent. Upper lemma 2-dentate, glabrous or hairy, but without hair-tufts, with a deciduous awn from the sinus.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and 1 in South America

Malawi: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arundinacea (A. Rich.) Steud.Description
flavida (Stapf) C.E. Hubb.N,CDescription
phragmitoides (Peter) C.E. Hubb.
simplex (Nees) C.E. Hubb.N,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Loudetia:

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Flora of Botswana: Loudetia
Flora of Caprivi: Loudetia
Flora of Mozambique: Loudetia
Flora of Zambia: Loudetia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Loudetia

External websites:

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

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: Loudetia.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=221, retrieved 1 December 2023

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