G.624. Urelytrum Hack.

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours) with a membranous ligule. Inflorescence terminal, composed of 1-many subdigitate racemes. Racemes cylindric or slightly flattened, obliquely jointed, very fragile; internodes clavate, with a crater-like apex. Sessile spikelet: callus oblique, inserted into the apex of the internode; lower glume broadly convex; margin sharply inflexed and becoming keeled towards the apex; often muricate on the sides; upper glume awnless; lower floret male with a palea; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet about as along as the sessile spikelet, long-awned (1-12 cm) from the lower glume.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
agropyroides (Hack.) Hack.B,N,C
digitatum K.Schum. N
henrardii Chippind.N,W,C,SLk

Other sources of information about Urelytrum:

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

External websites:

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

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: Urelytrum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=252, retrieved 18 September 2019

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