512.000 Coleochloa Gilly

Kativu, S. (1994) Notes on Coleochloa Gilly (Cyperaceae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 15(1) 33-37

Description of the genus

Tufted, narrow-leaved perennials with the habit and spikelet structure of a Scleria. Leaves 2-ranked, with the sheath open (as opposed to closed in Scleria). Ligule present, a band of stiff white hairs. The spikes or heads are composed of many spikelets. Each spikelet consists of 4-5 distichous glumes, of which the lowest 2 are empty, the 2-3 upper either subtend male flowers only or 1-2 female and 1-2 male flowers. Ovary with a ring of hairs below and extended into a beak (superficially resembling the utricle of Carex).

Worldwide: 7 species found in Africa south of the Sahara, including one in Madagascar

Zambia: 1 taxon.

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setifera (Ridl.) GillyN,CN,Mc,CDescription, Image

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Wikipedia: Coleochloa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Coleochloa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Coleochloa

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Coleochloa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=290, retrieved 1 October 2022

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