G.337. Leptochloa P. Beauv.


Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of several to many racemes, arranged on a central axis. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, membranous, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or 2-toothed at the apex, sometimes mucronate, rarely with a short awn.

Worldwide: c. 40 species throughout the tropics and in warm temperate parts of America and Australia

Mozambique: 4 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
eleusine (Nees) Cope & N. SnowM
fusca (L.) Kunth.Z,MS,MDescription
panicea (Retz.) OhwiZ,MS,GI,MDescription
uniflora Hochst. ex A. Rich.N,Z,MSDescription

Other sources of information about Leptochloa:

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

External websites:

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

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: Leptochloa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=156, retrieved 27 May 2024

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