G.582. Trachypogon Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Leaves: lamina linear. Inflorescence of solitary or digitate racemes, each raceme bearing paired spikelets. Sessile spikelet male or barren and awnless, otherwise resembling the pedicellate. Pedicellate spikelet bisexual with pungent callus; lower glume grey-brown, convex on the back; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire, with a hairy awn from the apex. The genus is unusual in that the sessile spikelet is male or barren and awnless.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical America and Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

Trachypogon spicatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
spicatus (L.f.) KuntzeN,C,SDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Trachypogon:

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

External websites:

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

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: Trachypogon.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=227, retrieved 25 April 2024

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