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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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
condylotricha (Steud.) StapfN,C,EE

Other sources of information about Euclasta:

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Flora of Malawi: Euclasta
Flora of Mozambique: Euclasta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Euclasta

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Euclasta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Euclasta
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Euclasta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Euclasta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Euclasta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Euclasta

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: Euclasta.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=236, retrieved 19 September 2019

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