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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schimperi Hochst. ex A. Rich.NLp,NDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Harpachne:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Harpachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Harpachne

External websites:

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

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: Harpachne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=167, retrieved 26 February 2024

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