G.625. Loxodera Launert

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a solitary raceme; raceme dorsally flattened, stout; internodes narrowly oblong to clavate, the summit crater-like with a lobed scarious rim. Sessile spikelet: callus oblique, conspicuously barbate, the hairs exserted to form a ring around each node; lower glume with sharply inflexed margins becoming keeled towards the apex, usually with the nerves raised into longitudinal ridges running the whole length of the glume, entire at apex; upper glume awnless; lower floret male; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet about as long as the sessile spikelet; awnless or rarely with a small awn (up to 5 mm) from the lower glume.

Worldwide: 5 species in tropical Africa

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
bovonei (Chiov.) Launert [DD]N,CLp
caespitosa (C.E. Hubb.) B.K. SimonN,CNDescription

Other sources of information about Loxodera:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Loxodera

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Loxodera
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Loxodera
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Loxodera
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Loxodera
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iNaturalist: Loxodera
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Loxodera
JSTOR Plant Science: Loxodera
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Loxodera
Plants of the World Online: Loxodera
Tropicos: Loxodera
Wikipedia: Loxodera

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: Loxodera.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=253, retrieved 27 September 2023

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