G.604. Andropterum Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennial. Inflorescence consisting of single racemes, these terminal and axillary. Rhachis internodes and pedicels ± swollen and clavate. Sessile spikelet laterally flattened; callus obtuse arising from the concave apex of the internode; lower glume cartilaginous, with 2 dorsal keels separated by a narrow groove, not winged; upper glume conspicuously winged on the keel towards the apex; lower floret male; upper lemma with a glabrous awn arising from the 2-fid apex. Pedicellate spikelet larger than the sessile, asymmetrically winged, awnless.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Andropterum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Andropterum
JSTOR Plant Science: Andropterum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Andropterum
Plants of the World Online: Andropterum
Tropicos: Andropterum
Wikipedia: Andropterum

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: Andropterum.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=240, retrieved 26 May 2024

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