Sclerodactylon Stapf

Cope, T.A. (1999) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2)

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of paired or digitate racemes; racemes with imbricate, sessile or subsessile spikelets. Spikelets several-flowered, laterally compressed, disarticulating between the florets or several florets falling together, glabrous; glumes unequal, shorter than the lemmas; lemmas keeled, coriaceous, acute at the apex. Caryopsis elliptic, smooth, the pericarp free.

Worldwide: One species in coastal regions of East Africa, Madagascar and Indian Ocean Islands.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
macrostachyum (Benth.) A. Camus

Other sources of information about Sclerodactylon:

External websites:

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

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: Sclerodactylon., retrieved 6 July 2022

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