G.385. Lepturus R. Br.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single cylindric raceme; spikelets all alike, alternate, borne edgeways on and embedded in hollows in the rhachis. Spikelets 1-flowered with a rhachilla extension (and sometimes an extra vestigial floret), dorsally flattened, falling entire. Lower glume minute (but well-developed in the terminal spikelet); upper glume 5-12-nerved, appressed to the rhachis, covering the sunken floret, acute to caudately awned. Lemma 3-nerved, membranous, obtuse to acute; palea hyaline.

Worldwide: 9-10 species, occurring on the coasts the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
radicans (Steud.) A. CamusMSDescription
repens (G. Forst.) R. Br.

Other sources of information about Lepturus:

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Flora of Malawi: Lepturus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lepturus

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Lepturus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=172, retrieved 30 July 2021

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