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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scyphofera Clayton N,WNw

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Flora of Mozambique: Anadelphia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anadelphia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Anadelphia
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anadelphia
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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: Anadelphia ., retrieved 11 December 2023

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