462.000 Kyllinga Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence a single ovate or hemispheric head, sometimes more complex additional lateral heads. Spikelets with relatively few, 1-2 (-5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, cylindric or ellipsoid, laterally flattened, usually dark brown to black when mature.

Comment: The exact occurrence of species in this genus is as yet unknown and the list is incomplete. Some of the species are listed solely on the basis of Malawi being cited in the distribution of the species in Flora of Tropical East Africa.

Worldwide: 40 species in warm regions, especially Africa and Madagascar

Malawi: 7 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba Nees
albiceps (Ridl.) Rendle
crassipes BoeckelerDescription, Image
odorata VahlImage
pauciflora Ridl.
platyphylla K. Schum.
tenuifolia Steud.N

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Kyllinga
Flora of Caprivi: Kyllinga
Flora of Mozambique: Kyllinga
Flora of Zambia: Kyllinga
Flora of Zimbabwe: Kyllinga

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Kyllinga
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Kyllinga
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Kyllinga
Wikipedia: Kyllinga
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Kyllinga
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Kyllinga

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Kyllinga.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 30 June 2022

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