G.582. Trachypogon Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Leaves: lamina linear. Inflorescence of solitary or digitate racemes, each raceme bearing paired spikelets. Sessile spikelet male or barren and awnless, otherwise resembling the pedicellate. Pedicellate spikelet bisexual with pungent callus; lower glume grey-brown, convex on the back; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire, with a hairy awn from the apex. The genus is unusual in that the sessile spikelet is male or barren and awnless.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical America and Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

Trachypogon spicatus

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
chevalieri (Stapf) Jacq.-Fél. N,W
spicatus (L.f.) KuntzeB,N,W,C,E,SC,LkDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Trachypogon
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Trachypogon

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Tropicos: Trachypogon
Wikipedia: Trachypogon

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: Trachypogon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=227, retrieved 23 September 2023

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