G.448. Poecilostachys Hack.


Description of the genus

Perennial grass (in ours) confined to shady places in evergreen forests. Inflorescence composed of 1-sided racemes. Spikelets laterally flattened. Lower glume shorter (1/3 - 2/3) than the spikelet. Upper lemma strongly laterally flattened.

Worldwide: 20 species, all but P. oplismenoides confined to Madagascar

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
oplismenoides (Hack.) ClaytonMSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Poecilostachys:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Poecilostachys
Flora of Zambia: Poecilostachys
Flora of Zimbabwe: Poecilostachys

External websites:

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

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: Poecilostachys.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=188, retrieved 25 September 2020

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