G.618. Monocymbium Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a solitary raceme enclosed by a boat-shaped reddish spatheole and grouped into a loose compound panicle; raceme dense without homogamous pairs. Sessile spikelets dorsally flattened; callus obtuse; lower glume not grooved; upper glume awned; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret 2-lobed with glabrous awn. Pedicellate spikelets resembling the sessile but awnless.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropical and South Africa

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
ceresiiforme (Nees) StapfB,N,W,CNw,C,WDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Monocymbium:

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

External websites:

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

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: Monocymbium.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=249, retrieved 21 July 2019

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