G.481. Alloteropsis C. Presl

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of irregular racemes, these digitate or in whorls on a short common axis; racemes sometimes bare at base bearing the spikelets in pairs or in clusters. Spikelets ovate to elliptic; glumes acute to shortly awned; lower c. 1/2 as long, upper as long as the spikelet with ciliate margin; upper lemma awned, crisply chartaceous; margin involute.

Worldwide: 6 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
cimicina (L.) StapfN,MDescription
paniculata (Benth.) StapfZ
papillosa ClaytonMS,M
semialata (R. Br.) Hitchc. subsp. eckloniana (Nees) Gibbs Russ.MSDescription
semialata (R. Br.) Hitchc. subsp. semialata N,Z,MSDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Alloteropsis:

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

External websites:

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

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: Alloteropsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=196, retrieved 27 March 2023

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