G.293. Phragmites Adans.

Description of the genus

Tall, rhizomatous, perennial reeds. Leaves cauline: ligule a line of hairs. Panicle, large, plumose. Spikelets with lowest floret male or barren, the following bisexual but the uppermost also reduced; glumes shorter than the lowest lemma, 3–5-nerved; lemmas glabrous, hyaline, 1–3-nerved, with caudate apex; callus plumose. A world-wide genus of weakly-defined species.

Worldwide: 3 species, cosmopolitan

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
australis (Cav.) Trin.Z,GI,MDescription
mauritianus KunthN,Z,T,MS,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Phragmites:

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Flora of Botswana: Phragmites
Flora of Caprivi: Phragmites
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Phragmites
Flora of Malawi: Phragmites
Flora of Zambia: Phragmites
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phragmites

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Phragmites
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Phragmites
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Phragmites
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Phragmites
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Phragmites
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Phragmites
JSTOR Plant Science: Phragmites
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Phragmites
Plants of the World Online: Phragmites
Tropicos: Phragmites
Wikipedia: Phragmites

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Phragmites.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=147, retrieved 15 April 2024

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