G.047. Oxytenanthera Munro

Description of the genus

Shrub or small tree. Culms woody. Inflorescence of dense spherical clusters of spikelets, at the tips of leafy branchlets, the clusters sometimes confluent. Spikelets subtended by several short papery bracts, 1-2-flowered, 1(-2) upper florets bisexual, the lower barren; glumes round on the back, 17-30-nerved, 2-4 persistent plus 1-2 deciduous with fl; lemmas 26-32-nerved, the tip pungent. Stamens 6. Fruit a caryopsis.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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abyssinica (A. Rich.) MunroN,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,Lp,N,Mc,E,Lk,SDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Oxytenanthera
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oxytenanthera
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oxytenanthera
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Tropicos: Oxytenanthera
Wikipedia: Oxytenanthera

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Oxytenanthera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=114, retrieved 1 October 2023

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