Richardsiella Elffers & Kenn.-O'Byrne

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

Description of the genus

Inflorescence comprising several distichously arranged racemes on an elongated central axis; racemes delicately incurved when dry, terminating in a naked bristle, the spikelets subsessile, contiguous, spreading at right angles. Spikelets 6–12-flowered, laterally compressed, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; glumes membranous, shortly awned at the apext; lemmas membranous, dorsally rounded, ciliate on the margins. Caryopsis ellipsoid, with free pericarp.

Worldwide: One species in Zambia and the southern part of D.R. Congo.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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eruciformis Elffers & Kenn.-O'Byrne N

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Richardsiella.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2003, retrieved 17 September 2019

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