G.565. Loudetia Steud.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence an open, contracted or spike-like panicle. Spikelets brown, occurring singly or in pairs, not in close triads. Lower lemma 3-nerved. Callus oblong to linear, truncate, 2-toothed or obliquely pungent. Upper lemma 2-dentate, glabrous or hairy, but without hair-tufts, with a deciduous awn from the sinus.

Worldwide: 26 species in tropical and South Africa, Madagascar and 1 in South America

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

Loudetia simplex

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
arundinacea (A. Rich.) Steud.N,Z
flavida (Stapf) C.E. Hubb.N
phragmitoides (Peter) C.E. Hubb.N,Z,MS
simplex (Nees) C.E. Hubb.N,Z,MSDescription, Image

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

External websites:

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

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: Loudetia.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=221, retrieved 12 December 2017

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