G.087. Phyllorachis Trimen


Description of the genus

Perennial. Leaf lamina broad, lanceolate to narrowly elliptic; base sagittate. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, spike-like, consisting of short racemes inserted along a leaf-like rhachis. Spikelets unisexual, axillary inflorescences female, the terminal bisexual. Female spikelets larger than the male. Glumes 2, shorter than the spikelet. Lower floret reduced to a lemma. Upper floret: lemma coriaceous, 5-7-nerved.

Worldwide: 1 species in E and S tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
sagittata TrimenB,N,W,C,E,SNw,Cb,N,Mc,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Phyllorachis
Flora of Mozambique: Phyllorachis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phyllorachis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phyllorachis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phyllorachis
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JSTOR Plant Science: Phyllorachis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phyllorachis
Plants of the World Online: Phyllorachis
Tropicos: Phyllorachis
Wikipedia: Phyllorachis

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Phyllorachis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=119, retrieved 4 March 2024

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