G.389. Tetrapogon Desf.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a single terminal raceme or pair of racemes. Spikelets several-flowered, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets; lower 1-5(-7) florets fertile, the remainder progressively smaller and sterile. Glumes persistent, membranous, a little shorter than the lemmas. Lemmas 3-nerved, coriaceous, usually cilate on the lateral nerves, entire or 2-toothed at apex, with a subapical awn.

Worldwide: 6 species in Africa, SW Asia and India

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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tenellus (K.D. Koenig ex Roxb.) Chiov.

Other sources of information about Tetrapogon:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Tetrapogon

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Tetrapogon.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=174, retrieved 25 September 2020

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