G.465. Sacciolepis Nash

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a dense, spike-like panicle (in ours), rarely open. Spikelets laterally flattened (dorsally in S. interrupta), asymmetrical; glumes prominently ribbed; lower 1/4 to 3/4 the length of the spikelet; upper glume equalling spikelet and gibbous; lower lemma resembling upper glume but less gibbous; upper lemma dorsally flattened, thinly coriaceous to cartilaginous; margin flat or involute but never hyaline

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and warm areas, especially Africa

Zambia: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
africana C.E. Hubb. & SnowdenB,N,C,SC,S,WDescription
catumbensis (Rendle) Stapf N,WNw,N
chevalieri StapfB,N,W,C,SNw,CDescription
indica (L.) ChaseB,N,W,E,SLk,S,WDescription
interrupta (Willd.) StapfN,E,SN,S,WDescription
micrococca MezEEDescription
rigens (Mez) A.Chev. N,WNw,Mc
seslerioides (Rendle) StapfN,WNw,CDescription
spiciformis (A. Rich.) StapfN,W,C,SNw,N,LkDescription
transbarbata StapfN,W,C,SNw,C,Lk,SDescription
typhura (Stapf) StapfB,N,C,EC,Lk,WDescription, Image

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

External websites:

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

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: Sacciolepis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=192, retrieved 5 March 2024

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