G.089. Ehrharta Thunb.

Description of the genus

Perennial (in ours). Inflorescence a panicle, the branches often deflexed. Spikelets laterally flattened. Florets 3, the lower 2 sterile and reduced to empty lemmas, the upper bisexual. Glumes 2. Sterile lemmas exceeding glumes, transversely rugose to smooth; fertile lemma shorter than the sterile ones, often hinged with the second sterile one. Styles 2.

Derivation of name: Jakob Friedrich Ehrhart, 1742-1795, Swiss-German pharmacist, naturalist, botanist and pupil of Linnaeus.

Worldwide: 35 species: Africa (mainly South Africa), Mascarenes and Indonesia to New Zealand.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Flora of Malawi: Ehrharta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Ehrharta

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Ehrharta.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=120, retrieved 2 April 2023

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