G.628. Vossia Wall. & Griff.

Description of the genus

Aquatic perennial. Inflorescence terminal, composed of digitate or subdigitate racemes. Racemes ± flattened, tardily disarticulating; internodes and pedicels thickened, clavate, hollowed at the summit. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate; lower glume produced into a long flattened tail; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet similar to the sessile.

Worldwide: 1 species throughout tropical Africa as far N as the Nile Delta and in India

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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cuspidata (Roxb.) Griff.B,N,SCDescription

Other sources of information about Vossia:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Vossia.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=256, retrieved 9 February 2023

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