G.413. Schoenefeldia Kunth

Description of the genus

Perennial (ours). Inflorescence of (1-)2-4 digitate 1-sided racemes bearing imbricate spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets strictly 1-flowered or with a rhachilla-extension and a minute vestigial floret, laterally flattened, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes subequal, 1-nerved, membranous, as long as the spikelet, divergent, acute to shortly awned. Lemmas shorter than the glumes, membranous, ciliate on the nerves, 2-toothed at the apex with a flexuous awn from the sinus, the awns at length beautifully braided.

Worldwide: 2 species from Africa and Madagascar through Arabia to India

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Schoenefeldia:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Schoenefeldia

External websites:

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

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: Schoenefeldia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=184, retrieved 22 June 2024

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