G.614. Hyperthelia Clayton

Description of the genus

Annuals or (in ours) perennials. Inflorescence consisting of paired racemes subtended by spatheoles and crowded in a large leafy false panicle. Racemes borne on a stalk (raceme-base) which may be deflexed at maturity; each raceme short, with usually 2 sessile spikelets per pair and with a single homogamous pair at the base of the lower raceme. Raceme-bases unequal, terete, the apex oblique and produced into a scarious appendage. Rhachis internodes and pedicels linear. Sessile spikelet: callus pungent, applied obliquely to the apex of the internode; lower glume with a median groove; upper glume with or without an awn; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma hyaline, 2-dentate bearing a stout awn at the apex with a hirsute column. Pedicellate spikelet male, narrowed to an indistinct basal callus.

Worldwide: 7 species in tropical Africa

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Hyperthelia dissoluta

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
dissoluta (Steud.) ClaytonN,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Hyperthelia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Hyperthelia
Flora of Caprivi: Hyperthelia
Flora of Malawi: Hyperthelia
Flora of Zambia: Hyperthelia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Hyperthelia

External websites:

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

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: Hyperthelia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=247, retrieved 15 June 2024

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