G.298. Stipagrostis Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, with a knotty rhizomatous base. Inflorescence a narrow, often spike-like, terminal panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, disarticulating above the glumes; floret bisexual equalling or shorter than the glumes. Glumes persistent, (1-)3(-11)-nerved, equal or unequal, acuminate to obtuse. Lemma cylindric, 3-nerved, becoming indurate at maturity, articulation present; basal callus densely barbate or glabrous; awns 3; at least the central awn plumose, or, if glabrous, then with a penicil of hairs at the base of the column.

Worldwide: c. 50 species occurring in desert and semi-desert in Africa, Middle East, C Asia and Pakistan

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hirtigluma (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter subsp. patula (Hack.) De WinterT,GIDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Stipagrostis
Flora of Caprivi: Stipagrostis
Flora of Zambia: Stipagrostis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stipagrostis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stipagrostis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Stipagrostis
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Stipagrostis
JSTOR Plant Science: Stipagrostis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Stipagrostis
Plants of the World Online: Stipagrostis
Tropicos: Stipagrostis
Wikipedia: Stipagrostis

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: Stipagrostis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=149, retrieved 20 April 2024

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