G.611. Diheteropogon (Hack.) Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Racemes mostly in pairs, terminal or arranged in a spatheate false panicle. Sessile spikelet: callus acute to pungent, long; lower glume with a narrow median groove; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret bisexual; upper lemma 2-lobed with a terminal bigeniculate awn. Pedicellate spikelet male or sterile, much longer than the sessile spikelet.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
amplectens (Nees) Clayton var. amplectens NNDescription
amplectens (Nees) Clayton var. catangensis (Chiov.) ClaytonB,N,W,C,E,SDescription
filifolius (Nees) ClaytonB,N,W,C,SCDescription
microterus Clayton [DD]NN

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Flora of Botswana: Diheteropogon
Flora of Caprivi: Diheteropogon
Flora of Malawi: Diheteropogon
Flora of Mozambique: Diheteropogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diheteropogon

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diheteropogon
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diheteropogon
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diheteropogon
JSTOR Plant Science: Diheteropogon
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diheteropogon
Plants of the World Online: Diheteropogon
Tropicos: Diheteropogon
Wikipedia: Diheteropogon

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: Diheteropogon.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=245, retrieved 3 October 2023

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