G.401. Craspedorhachis Benth.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of several-many racemes, digitate or scattered along a central axis. Racemes bearing appressed spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, 1-nerved, membranous, acute, enclosing the floret; lower keeled, upper dorsally rounded. Lemma 1/3 - 1/2 as long as glumes, dorsally rounded, hyaline, obtuse.

Worldwide: 3 species in southern tropical Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana Benth.CLkDescription
rhodesiana RendleS,WDescription

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Craspedorhachis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Craspedorhachis
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Wikipedia: Craspedorhachis

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: Craspedorhachis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=179, retrieved 4 March 2024

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