G.378. Crypsis Aiton

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

Description of the genus

Inflorescence a hemispherical to ovoid head, or a cylindric spiciform panicle, embraced below by 1–2 inflated bract-like leaf sheaths bearing a reduced lamina, or sometimes exserted. Spikelets 1-flowered, strongly laterally compressed and keeled, disarticulating below the floret, sometimes tardily so or rarely falling entire; glumes subequal or unequal, membranous, equal to or shorter than the lemma, acute or with an awn-point; lemma membranous, acute or with an awn-point; palea 1–2-nerved. Caryopsis elliptic, the pericarp free and sometimes swelling when wet.

Worldwide: Eight species mainly in the Mediterranean and south west Asia.

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
schoenoides (L.) Lam.MS
vaginiflora (Forssk.) Opiz

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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Crypsis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Crypsis

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: Crypsis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=2182, retrieved 7 July 2022

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