G.626. Elionurus Kunth ex Willd.

Description of the genus

Lemon-scented perennials (in ours). Inflorescence a single raceme, terminal or axillary and sometimes gathered into a false panicle. Racemes flexuous; internodes columnar to subclavate, strongly oblique at the summit, neither crater-like nor scarious-rimmed. Sessile spikelet: callus often large; lower glume laterally 2-keeled, the keels ciliately fringed and often with an oil-streak on the inner side, not ridged, usually 2-fid; upper glume awnless; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet well-developed, awnless or shortly aristate.

Worldwide: 15 species in tropical Africa, America and Australia

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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muticus (Spreng.) KuntzeZ,T,MS,GI,MDescription, Image

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

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Mozambique: Genus page: Elionurus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=254, retrieved 2 April 2023

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