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: 8 taxa.

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

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

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

External websites:

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

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: Kyllinga.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 22 July 2024

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