Nemum Desv.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herb. Stems scapose. Leaves often distichous. Bracts inconspicuous. Inflorescence a solitary spikelet, or one sessile with several stalked spikelets. Spikelets dark brown with many spirally arranged glumes. Nutlets smooth.

Worldwide: 4 species in tropical Africa, one extending to the West Indies.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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angolense (C.B. Clarke) Larridon & Goetgh.Image

Other sources of information about Nemum:

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Flora of Zambia: Nemum

External websites:

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

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: Nemum., retrieved 20 June 2024

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