G.436. Dignathia Stapf

Cope, T.A. (1999) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2)

Description of the genus

Inflorescence a cylindric false raceme; racemelets shortly pedunculate, deciduous, comprising 1–2 spikelets plus a rudiment separated by the internodes of a short curvaceous rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered, narrowly ovate to orbicular, laterally compressed; glumes well developed, longer than the floret, thickly indurated, the superior longer than the inferior and caudate to a stiff point or awn; lemma membranous, keeled, shortly awned. Caryopsis ellipsoid, laterally compressed.

Worldwide: Five species in North West tropical Africa, Arabia and India.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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gracilis Stapf

Other sources of information about Dignathia:

External websites:

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

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: Dignathia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2179, retrieved 13 December 2017

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