G.588. Cleistachne Benth.

Description of the genus

Erect annual with stilt-roots. Inflorescence a panicle, with elongated central axis and tough branches. Spikelets all alike or nearly so; sessile by type, but appearing to be pedicellate; lower floret barren; upper floret bisexual. Pedicellate spikelets and pedicels completely suppressed.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa and India

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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sorghoides Benth.N,C,SDescription

Other sources of information about Cleistachne:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Cleistachne
Flora of Mozambique: Cleistachne
Flora of Zambia: Cleistachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Cleistachne

External websites:

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

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: Cleistachne.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=230, retrieved 25 April 2024

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