G.559. Danthoniopsis Stapf




Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials (in ours). Leaves: lamina crinkled on one margin or on neither margin. Panicle open or contracted, bearing spikelets in groups of 2-3. Spikelets mostly purplish. Glumes usually glabrous. Lower lemma 3-9-nerved. Upper lemma usually with 2-8 transversely arranged tufts of hair, sometimes glabrous, 2-lobed, geniculately awned; callus square to oblong, obtuse. Palea keels winged, often terminating in an auricle.

Worldwide: 12 species occurring in tropical Africa and eastward to Pakistan

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
acutigluma Chippind.Lp,C
petiolata (J.B. Phipps) ClaytonSDescription
pruinosa C.E. Hubb.C,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image
viridis (Rendle) C.E. Hubb.Cb,C,WDescription

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Flora of Botswana: Danthoniopsis
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Danthoniopsis

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

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: Danthoniopsis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=217, retrieved 19 May 2024

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