Oxyrhachis Pilg.

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

Description of the genus

Perennial. Ligule a very short membrane; leaf laminas involute. Inflorescence a single terminal or axillary raceme; raceme cylindric, the spikelets borne singly on alternate sides of the rhachis; internodes semicylindric, strongly oblique at base and apex. Spikelet sessile, sunk in the internode; callus obtuse; inferior glume coriaceous, broadly convex; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; superior lemma entire and awnless. Caryopsis oblong-elliptic, dorsally compressed.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa and Madagascar.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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gracillima (Baker) C.E.Hubb. NN

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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: Oxyrhachis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2001, retrieved 4 June 2020

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