G.366. Harpachne Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single bottle-brush raceme with mostly reflexed spikelets borne on slender pedicels. Spikelets with many florets, laterally flattened, falling entire. Glumes 1-nerved, unequal. Lemmas 3-nerved, acuminate.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in E and NE Africa and Arabia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Harpachne:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Harpachne

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Harpachne
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Harpachne
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Harpachne
Wikipedia: Harpachne
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Harpachne
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Harpachne

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: Harpachne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=167, retrieved 9 February 2023

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