Stipa L.

Leistner, O.A. (ed.) (2000) Seed plants of southern Africa: families and genera Strelitzia 10

Description of the genus

Perennial or annual tufted, rhizomatous. Leaf blade linear, expanded, folded or rolled. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle, often linear or oblong, spikelets all alike, pedicelled. Spikelet maybe laterally compressed disarticulating above glumes. Floret 1; firmer in texture than glumes, thickly membranous to coriaceous, margins slightly overlapping.

Worldwide: About 300 species in tropical and temperate regions of both hemispheres; 5 in southern Africa.

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
keniensis (Pilg.) FreitagN

Other sources of information about Stipa:

External websites:

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

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: Stipa.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2494, retrieved 25 April 2024

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