G.559. Danthoniopsis Stapf




Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials (in ours). Leaves: lamina crinkled on one margin or on neither margin. Panicle open or contracted, bearing spikelets in groups of 2-3. Spikelets mostly purplish. Glumes usually glabrous. Lower lemma 3-9-nerved. Upper lemma usually with 2-8 transversely arranged tufts of hair, sometimes glabrous, 2-lobed, geniculately awned; callus square to oblong, obtuse. Palea keels winged, often terminating in an auricle.

Worldwide: 12 species occurring in tropical Africa and eastward to Pakistan

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chimanimaniensis (J.B. Phipps) Clayton[NrEnd][LR-nt]MSDescription
dinteri (Pilg.) C.E. Hubb.Description
pruinosa C.E. Hubb.MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Botswana: Danthoniopsis
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Wikipedia: Danthoniopsis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Danthoniopsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Danthoniopsis

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: Danthoniopsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=217, retrieved 28 March 2023

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