G.595. Bothriochloa Kuntze

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of erect or divergent racemes, arranged digitately or on a central axis; racemes without homogamous pairs; internodes (of racemes) and pedicels with a translucent, hyaline central line. Sessile spikelets with obtuse callus; lower glume cartilaginous, sometimes with 1-3 circular pits; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire bearing an awn. Pedicellate spikelets like the sessile or smaller.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in warm regions

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
bladhii (Retz.) S.T. BlakeN,C,SDescription
insculpta (A. Rich.) A. CamusN,C,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Bothriochloa
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Flora of Mozambique: Bothriochloa
Flora of Zambia: Bothriochloa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Bothriochloa
Wikipedia: Bothriochloa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bothriochloa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bothriochloa

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: Bothriochloa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=235, retrieved 25 March 2023

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