Heteropholis C.E. Hubb.

Cope, T.A. (2002) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4)

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule shortly membranous; leaf laminas flat. Inflorescence a single axillary raceme; racemes cylindric or slightly dorsally compressed; internodes thickened, clavate, fused to the adjacent pedicel. Sessile spikelet ± embedded in the internode; callus truncate; inferior glume crustaceous, broadly convex; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma. Caryopsis ellipsoid, dorsally flattened.

Worldwide: Four species in Africa Indo-China and Philippines.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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sulcata (Stapf) C.E.Hubb. N,W,C,ECb,C

Other sources of information about Heteropholis:

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Flora of Malawi: Heteropholis

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

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: Heteropholis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1994, retrieved 4 June 2020

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