521.000 Schoenoxiphium Nees

Description of the genus

Either rhizomatous or tufted perennials, or slender and grass-like. Stems scapose. Leaves ligulate. Involucral bracts leaf-like or short. Inflorescence a slender to large panicle or a single spike. Main axis with a succession of bracts. Nutlet often beaked.

Worldwide: About 12 species, mainly in southern Africa, a few in Ethiopia and 2 in Madagascar.

Malawi: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
lehmannii (Nees) Steud.
sparteum (Wahlenb.) C.B. Clarke

Other sources of information about Schoenoxiphium:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenoxiphium

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Malawi: Genus page: Schoenoxiphium.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=292, retrieved 16 June 2021

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