Diplacrum R. Br.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culm scapose. Leaves eligulate. Involucral bracts leaf-like, sheathing. Inflorescence a sessile or shortly stalked cluster of spikelets; glumes 2 below the flower. Nutlets ribbed.
This genus is closely related to Scleria.

Worldwide: 7 species in the Old World and one in South America.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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africanum C.B. Clarke

Other sources of information about Diplacrum:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Diplacrum

External websites:

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

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: Diplacrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1942, retrieved 25 February 2024

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