Chasmopodium Stapf

Leistner, O.A. (2005) Seed plants of southern tropical Africa: families and genera SABONET Report No. 26 SABONET, Pretoria

Description of the genus

Robust annuals or perennials sparingly branched. Leaves: blades lanceolate-linear, broad; ligule a fringe of hairs. Inflorescence axillary, a single subcylindric dorsiventral raceme with paired spikelets; internodes squatly clavate, shorter than spikelets. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate, with large central knob; lower glume oblong-ovate, crustaceous, smooth, pallid, narrowly winged on keels above, lower flower male, with palea. Pedicelled spikelet well-developed; pedicel free, stout.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical west Africa, 1 species in southern tropical Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
purpurascens (Robyns) ClaytonW

Other sources of information about Chasmopodium:

External websites:

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

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: Chasmopodium., retrieved 28 May 2020

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