G.596. Euclasta Franch.

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of solitary or subdigitate nodding racemes; each raceme with 1-3 homogamous pairs at the base. Rhachis internodes and pedicels slender, with a translucent central groove. Spikelets of each pair (apart from the homogamous pairs) markedly different; the sessile spikelet fertile, the pedicellate male or barren. Sessile spikelet: lower glume ± flat; lower floret empty; upper floret bisexual; fertile lemma awned from its entire apex. Pedicellate spikelet larger than the sessile, male or neuter.

Worldwide: 2 species in tropical Africa, India and tropical America

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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condylotricha (Steud.) StapfN,C,EEDescription

Other sources of information about Euclasta:

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Euclasta
Flora of Malawi: Euclasta
Flora of Mozambique: Euclasta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euclasta

External websites:

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

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: Euclasta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=236, retrieved 27 February 2024

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