G.387. Lintonia Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of several slender racemes, these either digitate or arranged along a central axis. Spikelets several-flowered, plump, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; 2-4 lowermost florets fertile, remainder smaller and sterile. Glumes unequal, membranous, shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas dorsally rounded, 5-11-nerved, tough and cartilaginous, appressed-villous; bearing a dorsal awn from just below the emarginate or 2-lobed apex.

Worldwide: 2 species in eastern and southeastern Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Lintonia nutans

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Other sources of information about Lintonia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Lintonia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Lintonia

External websites:

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

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: Lintonia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=173, retrieved 2 December 2023

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