Nemum Desv.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herb. Stems scapose. Leaves often distichous. Bracts inconspicuous. Inflorescence a solitary spikelet, or one sessile with several stalked spikelets. Spikelets dark brown with many spirally arranged glumes. Nutlets smooth.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa, one extending to the West Indies.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolense (C.B. Clarke) Larridon & Goetgh.N,WNw,Lp,N,McImage
atracuminatum Larridon, Reynders & Goetgh.
equitans (Kük.) J. Raynal

Other sources of information about Nemum:

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Flora of Mozambique: Nemum

External websites:

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

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: Nemum., retrieved 6 December 2023

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