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,W
catumbensis (Rendle) Stapf N,WNw,N
chevalieri StapfB,N,W,C,SNw,C
indica (L.) ChaseB,N,W,E,SLk,S,W
interrupta (Willd.) StapfN,E,SN,S,W
micrococca MezEE
rigens (Mez) A.Chev. N,WNw,Mc
seslerioides (Rendle) StapfN,WNw,CDescription
spiciformis (A. Rich.) StapfN,W,C,SNw,N,Lk
transbarbata StapfN,W,C,SNw,C,Lk,S
typhura (Stapf) StapfB,N,C,EC,Lk,WDescription, Image

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Sacciolepis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=192, retrieved 2 June 2020

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