G.598. Thelepogon Roem. & Schult.

Description of the genus

Annual. Leaf lamina broad. Inflorescence a terminal cluster of racemes; rhachis internodes thickened, clavate, glabrous. Spikelets of each pair markedly different; the sessile fertile, the pedicellate 0, represented by a flattened pedicel. Sessile spikelet dorsally flattened; lower floret male; lower glume coarsely rugose; upper rugose; upper lemma 2-fid with a glabrous awn.

Worldwide: 1 species widespread in tropical Africa and India to Indonesia

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Caprivi: Thelepogon
Flora of Malawi: Thelepogon
Flora of Mozambique: Thelepogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Thelepogon

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Thelepogon
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Thelepogon

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-20

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2020). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Thelepogon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=238, retrieved 4 June 2020

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