G.627. Phacelurus Griseb.

Description of the genus

Perennials with membranous ligule. Inflorescence a terminal group of numerous racemes borne on a short common axis; rhachis internodes columnar to inflated. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate, flat or with a central peg; lower glume smooth or muricate, keel winged or not; lower floret male or barren; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet usually resembling the sessile spikelet but smaller, occasionally vestigial.

Worldwide: 9 species in the subtropics and tropics of the Old World, extending northwards to the Mediterranean region.

Zambia: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
franksiae (J.M. Wood) ClaytonW
gabonensis (Steud.) Clayton N,S
huillensis (Rendle) Clayton N,W,CNw,CDescription, Image
schliebenii (Pilg.) Clayton N

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Flora of Malawi: Phacelurus
Flora of Mozambique: Phacelurus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phacelurus

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

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: Phacelurus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=255, retrieved 21 October 2019

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