G.518. Hylebates Chippind.

Description of the genus

Annuals. Inflorescence an open panicle with some or all branches whorled. Spikelets dorsally flattened, elliptic. Lower glume short, up to 1/3 length of spikelet; upper glume as long as spikelet. Lower lemma with a short apical awn. Upper lemma thinly chartaceous, acute, its flat thin margins enfolding and concealing the palea.

Similar in general appearance to a Panicum and differing in the upper lemma enfolding the palea.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
cordatus Chippind.W,C,E,S C,LkDescription

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Flora of Mozambique: Hylebates
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hylebates

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hylebates
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hylebates
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Tropicos: Hylebates
Wikipedia: Hylebates

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hylebates.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=207, retrieved 25 April 2024

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