G.245. Megastachya P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Annual or short-lived perennial. Inflorescence a lax open panicle. Spikelets 8-18(-many)-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; florets bisexual but uppermost may be reduced. Glumes persistent, slightly unequal, keeled, 3(-5)-nerved; middle nerve sometimes excurrent into a short awn. Lemmas 7-nerved, apex 2-fid, with a short mucro between the lobes.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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mucronata (Poir.) P. Beauv.B,N,WNw,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Megastachya:

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Flora of Malawi: Megastachya
Flora of Mozambique: Megastachya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Megastachya

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Megastachya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=139, retrieved 2 October 2022

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