G.560. Gilgiochloa Pilg.

Description of the genus

Panicle spiciform, the pedicels ± accrescent to the axis. Spikelets purplish, disarticulating beneath each floret. Inferior lemma 5–7-nerved, its palea becoming thickened and hardened like a chip of wood. Superior lemma with hair tufts on margin and at base of awn, bilobed, with a deciduous geniculate awn; callus oblong, truncate: palea keels like Danthoniopsis.

Worldwide: One species in Central Africa.

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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indurata Pilg. N,C,SN,Lk,S

Other sources of information about Gilgiochloa:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Gilgiochloa
Flora of Malawi: Gilgiochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Gilgiochloa

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

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: Gilgiochloa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2181, retrieved 26 February 2024

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