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:

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

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: Hemarthria.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=257, retrieved 4 October 2023

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