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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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Richardsiella
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Richardsiella
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Richardsiella
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Richardsiella
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Wikipedia: Richardsiella

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: Richardsiella., retrieved 2 December 2023

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