G.562. Zonotriche (C.E. Hubb.) J.B. Phipps

Description of the genus

Perennials. Spikelets borne in triads with connate pedicels; peduncle developing a hook-like flexure at maturity and the triads falling entire. Spikelets brown. Lower lemma 5-nerved. Upper lemma with or without hair-tufts, 2-lobed with a persistent geniculate awn. Callus of the upper floret short, broadly rounded. Palea keels with or without narrow wings.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
decora (Stapf) J.B. Phipps Nw,N
inamoena (K. Schum.) ClaytonB,N,W,C,E,SCb,N,E,Lk,S,WDescription

Other sources of information about Zonotriche:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Zonotriche
Flora of Mozambique: Zonotriche
Flora of Zimbabwe: Zonotriche

External websites:

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

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: Zonotriche.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=219, retrieved 22 April 2024

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