G.629. Hemarthria R.Br.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Ligule a ciliate membrane. Inflorescence a single tough, dorsally flattened, raceme. Rhachis internodes and pedicels stout, clavate; pedicels fused to the internode. Sessile spikelet dorsally flattened; lower glume narrowly elliptic, smooth; lower floret reduced to a lemma; upper lemma awnless. Pedicelled spikelet similar to sessile but lacking a callus.

Worldwide: 12 species in warm regions of the Old World

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
altissima (Poir.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.N,C,E,SC,Lk,SDescription, Image
natans Stapf NN

Other sources of information about Hemarthria:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hemarthria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=257, retrieved 23 October 2021

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