G.539. Anthephora Schreb.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a cylindric, spike-like panicle, consisting of deciduous clusters of 3-11 spikelets surrounded by an involucre of stiff bracts; bracts narrowly-elliptic, free to the base with obtuse or awned apices. Spikelets as long as the bracts. Lower glume 0. Upper glume subulate with a broad base; back facing inwards. Upper lemma cartilaginous.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa and Arabia, with 1 species extending to America

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
elongata De Wild. B,N,W,C,SCb,N,Lk,S
pungens Clayton N
truncata RobynsN,S

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Flora of Botswana: Anthephora
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anthephora
Flora of Malawi: Anthephora
Flora of Mozambique: Anthephora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthephora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anthephora
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Tropicos: Anthephora
Wikipedia: Anthephora

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: Anthephora.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=213, retrieved 16 April 2024

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