G.589. Chrysopogon Trin.


Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a panicle with an elongated central axis and whorled branches; rhachis internodes and pedicels slender, filiform. Spikelets in pairs, markedly different from each other: sessile spikelet laterally flattened; glumes subequal, awned or awnless; lower glume often minutely spiny on the keels and muricate or mammilate on the back; upper lemma entire or 2-lobed. Pedicellate spikelet male or neuter.

Worldwide: 26 species in warm regions, especially Old World.

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
nigritanus (Benth.) Veldk.B,W,C,SLkDescription, Image
serrulatus Trin.SDescription
zizanioides (L.) RobertyB

Other sources of information about Chrysopogon:

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Flora of Botswana: Chrysopogon
Flora of Caprivi: Chrysopogon
Flora of Malawi: Chrysopogon
Flora of Mozambique: Chrysopogon
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Chrysopogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Chrysopogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Chrysopogon

External websites:

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

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: Chrysopogon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=231, retrieved 28 September 2023

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