Paratheria Griseb.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence loosely spiciform, bearing deciduous racemes appressed to the axis, each raceme composed of a single spikelet supported on a pungent stipe and subtended by a stout bristle. Spikelets lanceolate. Glumes tiny. Inferior lemma as long as spikelet. Superior lemma cartilaginous with flat thin margins.

Worldwide: Two species in Africa and South America.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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prostrata Griseb. N,C,S

Other sources of information about Paratheria:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Paratheria., retrieved 27 October 2021

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