G.448. Poecilostachys Hack.


Description of the genus

Perennial grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence composed of 1-sided racemes. Spikelets laterally flattened. Lower glume shorter (1/3 - 2/3) than the spikelet. Upper lemma strongly laterally flattened.

Worldwide: 20 species, all but P. oplismenoides confined to Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
oplismenoides (Hack.) ClaytonEMcDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Poecilostachys:

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Flora of Malawi: Poecilostachys
Flora of Mozambique: Poecilostachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: Poecilostachys

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Poecilostachys.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=188, retrieved 28 November 2023

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