G.353. Brachychloa S.M. Phillips

Description of the genus

Inflorescence composed of racemes irregularly arranged along a central axis; racemes either long and deciduous or short, persistent and often crowded into a loose head, the spikelets shortly pedicelled, biseriate. Spikelets 3–7-flowered, laterally compressed, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets; glumes subequal, subcoriaceous, not exceeding the adjacent lemmas, the inferior 1–3-nerved, the superior 3–7-nerved; lemmas 3–7-nerved, lightly keeled, glabrous or pubescent on the margins, 2-toothed and mucronate at the apex; palea gibbous. Caryopsis elliptic, sometimes trigonous in section, with free pericarp.

Worldwide: Species 2, in Mozambique and South Africa.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
fragilis S.M. Phillips[NrEnd]M
schiemanniana (Schweick.) S.M. Phillips[NrEnd]GI,M

Other sources of information about Brachychloa:

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Brachychloa.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2177, retrieved 1 October 2020

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