G.396. Enteropogon Nees

Description of the genus

Perennials (ours). Inflorescence a solitary (rarely paired) terminal, 1-sided raceme. Spikelets 2-3-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, 1-nerved, membranous, shorter than the spikelet; upper longer than the lower, minutely 2-toothed at apex, with a terminal awn. Lowermost floret fertile; fertile lemma dorsally flattened, prominently awned from the sinus of the 2-toothed apex; middle floret, if present, male or fertile.

Worldwide: 17 species in the tropics

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Enteropogon macrostachyus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
macrostachyus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Munro ex Benth.B,N,W,E,SN,Mc,C,S,WDescription, Image
monostachyos (Vahl) K.Schum. ex Engl. subsp. africanus Clayton N
sechellensis (Baker) T.Durand & SchinzS

Other sources of information about Enteropogon:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Enteropogon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=177, retrieved 5 October 2022

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