G.500. Axonopus P. Beauv.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of 2-many racemes, usually arranged subdigitately but sometimes along a central axis. Spikelets adaxial, dorsally flattened, borne singly along the racemes. Lower glume 0. Upper glume as long as spikelet; lower lemma similar, without a palea. Upper lemma crustaceous. In Zimbabwe, the genus consists of two introduced lawn grasses.

Worldwide: c. 110 species in tropical and subtropical America; 1 species (A. flexuosus) endemic to Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flexuosus (Peter) Troupin Lp,N

Other sources of information about Axonopus:

Our websites:

Flora of Zimbabwe: Axonopus
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Axonopus

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Axonopus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Axonopus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Axonopus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Axonopus
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Axonopus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Axonopus
JSTOR Plant Science: Axonopus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Axonopus
Plants of the World Online: Axonopus
Tropicos: Axonopus
Wikipedia: Axonopus

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: Axonopus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=201, retrieved 3 December 2023

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