G.569. Eriochrysis P. Beauv.

Fayaz, F. (2011) Encyclopedia of Tropical Plants Firefly Books, New Zealand

Description of the genus

Tufted perennials. Inflorescence narrow, rufous or tawny, with several racemes ± appressed along the central axis; racemes short, dense, the rhachis fragile; sessile and pedicellate spikelets ± similar. Sessile spikelets bearded with rufous or tawny hairs from the callus; lower glume rounded on back; lower floret a hyaline lemma; upper floret bisexual; lemma shorter than spikelet, hyaline. Pedicellate spikelet smaller than sessile, its upper floret bisexual.

Worldwide: 7 species occurring in tropical America, Africa and India

Zambia: 3 taxa.

Eriochrysis pallida

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
brachypogon (Stapf) StapfB,N
pallida MunroB,N,W,CN,Mc,WDescription, Image
purpurata (Rendle) StapfN,W,CNw,Lp

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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Eriochrysis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Eriochrysis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Eriochrysis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Eriochrysis

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: Eriochrysis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=222, retrieved 18 September 2019

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