G.343. Odyssea Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Leaf lamina rigid and pungent. Inflorescence dense and spike-like, composed of short crowded ± secund racemes. Spikelets several-flowered, slightly laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-nerved, shorter than the lemmas, scarious. Lemmas 3-nerved, silky-villous along the lateral nerves, minutely 2-toothed at the apex and mucronate.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Arabia and Ethiopia southwards to South Africa and Namibia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Odyssea:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Odyssea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Odyssea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Odyssea.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=159, retrieved 29 November 2023

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