G.504. Paspalidium Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of short racemes borne along a central axis; racemes terminating in an inconspicuous point or bristle. Spikelets abaxial, dorsally flattened, ovate, often borne in 2 neat rows. Lower glume shorter than spikelet; upper as long as the spikelet; lower lemma resembling the upper glume. Upper lemma crustaceous, as long as spikelet, acute; upper palea acute.

Worldwide: c. 40 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

No image yet

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
geminatum (Forssk.) Stapf N,Z,M
obtusifolium (Delile) N.D. SimpsonMS,GIDescription

Other sources of information about Paspalidium:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Paspalidium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=203, retrieved 30 November 2023

Site software last modified: 12 October 2020 11:11pm
Terms of use