G.465. Sacciolepis Nash

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a dense, spike-like panicle (in ours), rarely open. Spikelets laterally flattened (dorsally in S. interrupta), asymmetrical; glumes prominently ribbed; lower 1/4 to 3/4 the length of the spikelet; upper glume equalling spikelet and gibbous; lower lemma resembling upper glume but less gibbous; upper lemma dorsally flattened, thinly coriaceous to cartilaginous; margin flat or involute but never hyaline

Worldwide: 30 species in tropical and warm areas, especially Africa

Mozambique: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
africana C.E. Hubb. & SnowdenMS
chevalieri StapfN
curvata (L.) ChaseZ,MS,GI,M
indica (L.) ChaseN,MS
spiciformis (A. Rich.) StapfN,Z,MS,GI
typhura (Stapf) StapfZDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Sacciolepis
Flora of Caprivi: Sacciolepis
Flora of Malawi: Sacciolepis
Flora of Zambia: Sacciolepis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sacciolepis

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Sacciolepis.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=192, retrieved 12 December 2017

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