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:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Eccoptocarpha
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Eccoptocarpha
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eccoptocarpha
Wikipedia: Eccoptocarpha
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eccoptocarpha
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eccoptocarpha

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Eccoptocarpha., retrieved 3 December 2022

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