G.399. Willkommia Hack.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of several racemes on an elongated axis; racemes bearing inclined spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, sessile, dorsally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, dorsally rounded, membranous, the lower 0-1-nerved; upper deciduous, 1-nerved, longer than the lower, equalling and embracing the floret. Lemma nearly as long as the upper glume,dorsally rounded, acute or emarginate at the apex, awned.

Worldwide: 4 species with a disjunct distribution: 2 in tropical Africa; 2 in the New World.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Willkommia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Willkommia
Flora of Caprivi: Willkommia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Willkommia

External websites:

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

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: Willkommia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=178, retrieved 3 December 2022

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