G.622. Themeda Forssk.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Infl composed of solitary racemes embraced by sheathing spatheoles, these single or in little bunches on flexuous peduncles and aggregated in a leafy false panicle; raceme comprising 2 homogamous pairs forming a sort of involucre and 1-4 sessile spikelets with their pedicellate attendants; internodes linear. Sessile spikelets terete; callus obtuse to pungent; lower glume coriaceous; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret passing directly into an awn or hyaline and awnless. Pedicellate spikelets male or barren, awnless.

Worldwide: 18 species in the Old World tropics

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

Themeda triandra

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
triandra Forssk.N,Z,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Themeda:

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Flora of Botswana: Themeda
Flora of Caprivi: Themeda
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Themeda
Flora of Malawi: Themeda
Flora of Zambia: Themeda
Flora of Zimbabwe: Themeda

External websites:

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

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: Themeda.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=251, retrieved 18 May 2024

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