G.344. Bewsia Gooss.

Description of the genus

Perennial. Inflorescence of racemes scattered along a central axis. Spikelets 2-4-flowered with reduced terminal floret, slightly laterally flattened,, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets. Glumes persistent, subequal, 1-nerved, acuminate. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or emarginate at the apex; awned from the back.

Worldwide: 1 species in tropical Africa south to South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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biflora (Hack.) Gooss.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,Lk,SDescription

Other sources of information about Bewsia:

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Flora of Botswana: Bewsia
Flora of Malawi: Bewsia
Flora of Mozambique: Bewsia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bewsia

External websites:

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

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: Bewsia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=160, retrieved 20 April 2024

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