G.474. Acroceras Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of racemes borne on a central axis. Spikelets in pairs, dorsally or weakly laterally flattened; lower glume 1/2 to 3/4 length of spikelet; upper glume and lower lemma thickened and laterally flattened at apex as if nipped by pincers; upper lemma dorsally flattened, crustaceous, with a little green crest at apex; palea usually with reflexed trip protruding slightly from lemma.

Worldwide: 19 species in the Old World tropics.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
macrum StapfB,N,W,C,SC,Lk,W

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Flora of Botswana: Acroceras
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Flora of Malawi: Acroceras
Flora of Mozambique: Acroceras
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acroceras

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ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Acroceras
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Wikipedia: Acroceras
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acroceras
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Acroceras

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Acroceras.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=193, retrieved 10 December 2022

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