Anadelphia Hack.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule a short ciliolate membrane; leaf laminas linear. Inflorescence a solitary raceme, exserted from or enclosed by a narrow spatheole and gathered into a scanty or copious false panicle; raceme loose, with few spikelets (sometimes only 1; internodes and pedicels long and slender; sessile spikelet slightly dorsally compressed to subterete; callus usually pungent, applied obliquely to the apex of the internode with its tip free; inferior glume usually not grooved on the back (grooved in A. scyphofera); superior glume usually awned; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; superior lemma bilobed, passing between the lobes into a glabrous to pubescent awn. Caryopsis narrowly ellipsoid to subcylindric. Pedicelled spikelets as long as the sessile, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, usually glabrous, with a narrowly oblong to linear callus, sometimes the spikelet much reduced or quite absent and its pedicel likewise much reduced.

Worldwide: Species 14, occurring from Senegal to Mozambique.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Anadelphia .
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1987, retrieved 17 September 2019

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