Baptorhachis Clayton & Renvoize

Description of the genus

Inflorescence a solitary raceme with broad colourful foliaceous rhachis, bearing paired spikelets. Spikelets elliptic-oblong. Inferior glume suppressed. Superior glume and inferior lemma as long as spikelet, 3-nerved, the laterals thickened and bearing a dense tuft of hair near the base, bilobed with an awn from the sinus. Superior lemma cartilaginous with flat thin margins enfolding and concealing palea, acute.

Worldwide: Species 1, in Mozambique.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
foliacea (Clayton) Clayton[End]N

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Baptorhachis., retrieved 6 July 2022

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