G.561. Tristachya Nees

DOLICHOCHAETE (C.E. Hubb.) J.B. Phipps

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Ligule a line of hairs. Inflorescence an open or contracted panicle; spikelets mostly borne in triads with connate pedicels, less often in groups of 2-3 on long unequal free pedicels. Spikelets large, brown, 2-flowered, the lower floret male or barren. Lower lemma 5-7-nerved. Callus of upper floret pungent, conical. Upper lemma usually pubescent, rarely with hair-tufts, 2-lobed, geniculately awned.

Worldwide: 22 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and tropical America

Zambia: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bequaertii De Wild. Nw,Lp,C
bicrinita (J.B. Phipps) Clayton N
hubbardiana Conert Nw,Cb,N
huillensis Rendle N,W,CCb,N,C
leucothrix NeesNw,N,S,W
lualabaensis (De Wild.) J.B. PhippsNw,N,S
nodiglumis K. Schum.B,N,W,C,E,SN,E,C,S,WDescription, Image
rehmannii Hack.N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,S
superba (De Not.) Schweinf. & Asch.N,W,C,SCb,N,C,Lk,S
thollonii Franch.N,W,CNw,N,C
viridiaristata (J.B. Phipps) Clayton N

Other sources of information about Tristachya:

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Flora of Botswana: Tristachya
Flora of Caprivi: Tristachya
Flora of Malawi: Tristachya
Flora of Mozambique: Tristachya
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tristachya

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tristachya
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tristachya
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tristachya
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tristachya
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tristachya
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tristachya

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-19

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2019). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Tristachya.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=218, retrieved 18 June 2019

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