G.565. Loudetia Steud.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle. Spikelets brown, occurring singly or in pairs, not in close triads. Lower lemma 3-nerved. Callus oblong to linear, truncate, 2-toothed or obliquely pungent. Upper lemma 2-dentate, glabrous or hairy, but without hair-tufts, with a deciduous awn from the sinus.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and 1 in South America

Zambia: 8 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
angolensis C.E. Hubb. Nw,W
arundinacea (A. Rich.) Steud.N,WNw,NDescription
coarctata (A.Camus) C.E. Hubb.Lp
densispica (Rendle) C.E. Hubb. W
flavida (Stapf) C.E. Hubb.N,C,E,SN,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription
lanata (Stent & J.M. Rattray) C.E. Hubb.B,NNw,Lp,WDescription
phragmitoides (Peter) C.E. Hubb.Nw,N
simplex (Nees) C.E. Hubb.B,N,W,C,E,SNw,N,E,C,Lk,S,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Loudetia:

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

External websites:

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

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: Loudetia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=221, retrieved 30 September 2023

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