461.050 Courtoisina Soják


Description of the genus

Annuals with a strong odour of fenugreek when dried. Culms triangular. Inflorescence open, with long leafy involucral bracts. Spikelets 1-8-flowered, falling off entire when mature. Glumes distichous, winged on the keel. Perianth 0. Stamens 3. Stigmas 3. Fruit a nutlet, usually dorsally flattened.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Africa (from Ethiopia south to South Africa), Madagascar and Indo-China

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
assimilis (Steud.) Maquet
cyperoides (Roxb.) SojákDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Courtoisina
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Courtoisina
Flora of Mozambique: Courtoisina
Flora of Zambia: Courtoisina
Flora of Zimbabwe: Courtoisina

External websites:

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

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: Courtoisina.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=271, retrieved 9 December 2023

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