Acritochaete Pilg.

Clayton, W.D. et al. (1974) Poaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Part 2

Description of the genus

Annual. Leaf-blades broadly linear to narrowly lanceolate; ligule membranous. Inflorescence composed of racemes borne along a central axis; rhachis triquetrous bearing solitary pedicellate spikelets, their lower glume adaxial. Spikelets narrowly lanceolate, dorsally compressed; lower glume ovate, ± 1/5 the length of the spikelet; upper glume a little shorter than the spikelet, awned; lower floret barren, represented by a membranous lemma as long as the spikelet and terminating in a flexuous awn; upper lemma chartaceous, acuminate to aristulate, its flat thin margins enfolding and concealing the palea. Caryopsis narrowly oblong.

Worldwide: Species 1, in Tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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volkensii Pilg.

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

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: Acritochaete.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1986, retrieved 4 June 2020

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