G.349. Leptocarydion Stapf

Description of the genus

Annual. Inflorescence composed of numerous crowded racemes, hence forming a dense spike. Spikelets several-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, unequal, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, conspicuously ciliate on lateral nerves, 2-toothed or entire with a long awn.

Worldwide: 1 species in eastern and southern Africa and Arabia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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vulpiastrum (De Not.) StapfB,N,C,E,SLk,WDescription, Image

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Leptocarydion
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Leptocarydion
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Leptocarydion
JSTOR Plant Science: Leptocarydion
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Leptocarydion
Plants of the World Online: Leptocarydion
Tropicos: Leptocarydion
Wikipedia: Leptocarydion

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: Leptocarydion.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=162, retrieved 21 February 2024

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