G.578. Microstegium Nees

Description of the genus

Annual (in ours). Inflorescence of 1-many subdigitate racemes. Spikelets all alike or nearly so, paired, one sessile, one pedicellate, dorsally flattened with an obtuse callus. Rhachis internodes and pedicels slender, filiform to clavate. Lower glume with a median groove on the back, sharply inflexed on the flanks, acute to 2-dentate. Upper glume often awned. Lower floret variable, often male or rudimentary. Upper lemma entire to 2-fid with a glabrous awn.

Worldwide: 15 species in the Old World tropics and warm regions, especially in Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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nudum (Trin.) A. CamusZ,MS

Other sources of information about Microstegium:

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Flora of Zimbabwe: Microstegium

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

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: Microstegium.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=226, retrieved 14 July 2020

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