G.052. Olyra L.

Description of the genus

Monoecious forest grass with broad leaf laminae. Inflorescence a terminal panicle. Spikelets unisexual, 1-flowered, with the 2 sexes mixed or in separate inflorescences on the same plant. Female spikelets much larger than the male. Glumes 2, subequal, often acuminate or caudate. Lemmas awnless, shorter than the glumes, coriaceous or cartilaginous (female spikelets) or membranous (male spikelets). Stamens (2-)3.

Worldwide: 23 species in tropical America; 1 also in Africa and Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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latifolia L.NNDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Olyra:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Olyra
Flora of Mozambique: Olyra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Olyra

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Olyra.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=115, retrieved 18 September 2019

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