G.539. Anthephora Schreb.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a cylindric, spike-like panicle, consisting of deciduous clusters of 3-11 spikelets surrounded by an involucre of stiff bracts; bracts narrowly-elliptic, free to the base with obtuse or awned apices. Spikelets as long as the bracts. Lower glume 0. Upper glume subulate with a broad base; back facing inwards. Upper lemma cartilaginous.

Worldwide: 12 species in tropical Africa and Arabia, with 1 species extending to America

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
pubescens NeesDescription
pungens Clayton N

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Flora of Botswana: Anthephora
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Anthephora
Flora of Malawi: Anthephora
Flora of Zambia: Anthephora
Flora of Zimbabwe: Anthephora

External websites:

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

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: Anthephora.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=213, retrieved 12 April 2024

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