G.337. Leptochloa P. Beauv.

DIPLACHNE P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of several to many racemes, arranged on a central axis. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, membranous, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or 2-toothed at the apex, sometimes mucronate, rarely with a short awn.

Worldwide: c. 40 species throughout the tropics and in warm temperate parts of America and Australia

Zambia: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
caerulescens Steud. C,EN,E
chinensis (L.) NeesBWDescription, Image
fusca (L.) Kunth.B,W,E,SCb,E,S,WDescription
gigantea (Launert) Cope N,W,CNw,N,C
panicea (Retz.) OhwiC,E,SN,E,LkDescription
uniflora Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,C,SN,E,Lk,SDescription

Other sources of information about Leptochloa:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Leptochloa
Flora of Caprivi: Leptochloa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Leptochloa
Flora of Malawi: Leptochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Leptochloa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leptochloa

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leptochloa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leptochloa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Leptochloa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Leptochloa
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Leptochloa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leptochloa
JSTOR Plant Science: Leptochloa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leptochloa
Plants of the World Online: Leptochloa
Tropicos: Leptochloa
Wikipedia: Leptochloa

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: Leptochloa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=156, retrieved 13 June 2024

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