G.474. Acroceras Stapf

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of racemes borne on a central axis. Spikelets in pairs, dorsally or weakly laterally flattened; lower glume 1/2 to 3/4 length of spikelet; upper glume and lower lemma thickened and laterally flattened at apex as if nipped by pincers; upper lemma dorsally flattened, crustaceous, with a little green crest at apex; palea usually with reflexed trip protruding slightly from lemma.

Worldwide: 19 species in the Old World tropics.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
attenuatum RenvoizeMS
macrum StapfZDescription
zizanioides (Kunth) DandyMS

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Flora of Botswana: Acroceras
Flora of Caprivi: Acroceras
Flora of Malawi: Acroceras
Flora of Zambia: Acroceras
Flora of Zimbabwe: Acroceras

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Acroceras
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Acroceras
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iNaturalist: Acroceras
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Acroceras
JSTOR Plant Science: Acroceras
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Acroceras
Plants of the World Online: Acroceras
Tropicos: Acroceras
Wikipedia: Acroceras

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: Acroceras.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=193, retrieved 30 September 2023

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