Eccoptocarpha Launert

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of racemes along a central axis, the spikelets single and adaxial. Spikelets obovate. Inferior glume 3/4 length of spikelet. Superior glume and inferior lemma as long as spikelet, with prominent cross-nerves and resembling woven fabric. Superior lemma shorter than spikelet, crustaceous, obtuse, supported on an S-shaped internode which eventually straightens to extrude the floret.

Worldwide: One species in Tanzania and Zambia.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
obconiciventris Launert [LR-lc]N

Other sources of information about Eccoptocarpha:

External websites:

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

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: Eccoptocarpha., retrieved 28 November 2023

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