Harpochloa Kunth

Cope, T.A. (1999) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2)

Description of the genus

Inflorescence a solitary raceme bearing pectinate spikelets. Spikelets 2–4-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows on a tough axis, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; glumes unequal, the inferior shorter than the superior. Caryopsis ellipsoid, trigonous.

Worldwide: Two species in Central and southern Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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pseudoharpechloa (Chiov.) Clayton Nw,W

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External websites:

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

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: Harpochloa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1992, retrieved 2 December 2023

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