G.613. Exotheca Andersson

Cope, T.A. (2002) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4)

Description of the genus

Perennial. Ligule scarious, adnate to the sheath-auricles; leaf laminas linear. Inflorescence composed of paired racemes, the pairs each subtended by a spatheole and gathered into a scanty false panicle; racemes short; pedicels linear; sessile spikelet terete; inferior glume subcoriaceous with a herbaceous beak 2–3 mm long, rounded on the back and sides; superior glume awnless; inferior floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; superior lemma hyaline, bidentate, passing between the teeth into an awn with pubescent column. Caryopsis narrowly oblong.

Worldwide: One species in tropical Africa and Indo-China.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
abyssinica (Hochst. ex A.Rich.) AnderssonN,Z,T

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

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: Exotheca.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2180, retrieved 12 December 2017

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