G.546. Isachne R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennial grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence a diffuse panicle. Spikelets dorsally flattened, 2-flowered. Glumes 2, subequal, deciduous. Lower floret bisexual or male; upper female or bisexual. Upper lemma crisply chartaceous to crustaceous.

Worldwide: 50 species, mainly in tropical regions

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis RendleMc,C
buettneri Hack. Nw,N
mauritiana KunthW,ENDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Isachne:

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Flora of Malawi: Isachne
Flora of Mozambique: Isachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Isachne

External websites:

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

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: Isachne.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=214, retrieved 30 September 2023

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