G.293. Phragmites Adans.

Description of the genus

Tall, rhizomatous, perennial reeds. Leaves cauline: ligule a line of hairs. Panicle, large, plumose. Spikelets with lowest floret male or barren, the following bisexual but the uppermost also reduced; glumes shorter than the lowest lemma, 3–5-nerved; lemmas glabrous, hyaline, 1–3-nerved, with caudate apex; callus plumose. A world-wide genus of weakly-defined species.

Worldwide: 3 species, cosmopolitan

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
australis (Cav.) Trin.N,SN,C,W
mauritianus KunthB,N,W,SCb,N,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phragmites:

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Flora of Botswana: Phragmites
Flora of Caprivi: Phragmites
Flora of Malawi: Phragmites
Flora of Mozambique: Phragmites
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phragmites

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Phragmites.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=147, retrieved 12 August 2020

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