G.411. Brachyachne (Benth.) Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of 1-many digitate 1-sided racemes bearing spikelets on a flat or triquetrous rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered with a rhachilla-extension, sessile, laterally flattened, alternate in 2 rows, usually golden-brown, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, keeled, enclosing the florets, obtuse or rounded at apex. Lemma much shorter than the glumes, membranous, obtuse or acute at the apex, rarely with a short mucro.

Worldwide: 9 species occurring in tropical Africa and Java to Australia

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
fulva StapfNw,McDescription
obtusiflora (Benth.) C.E. Hubb. Nw
patentiflora (Stent & J.M. Rattray) C.E. Hubb.NwDescription
simonsii Kupicha & Cope [DD]Nw

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Flora of Botswana: Brachyachne
Flora of Malawi: Brachyachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Brachyachne

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Brachyachne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=183, retrieved 27 October 2021

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