G.632. Coelorachis Brongn.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single raceme, sometimes solitary but more commonly aggregated into a spatheate false panicle. Racemes cylindric or flattened, spikelets paired or in triplets of 2 sessile and one pedicellate; internodes clavate, transversely articulated. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate with a central peg; lower glume conspicuously winged toward the apex, 2-keeled in the lower half; upper glume awnless; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet well-developed and male or vestigial, awnless; pedicel clavate or foliaceous, sometimes auriculate at the top.

Worldwide: 21 species in the tropics

Malawi: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Coelorachis
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Flora of Zambia: Coelorachis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Coelorachis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coelorachis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Coelorachis
Plants of the World Online: Coelorachis
Tropicos: Coelorachis
Wikipedia: Coelorachis

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: Coelorachis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=259, retrieved 24 April 2024

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