G.627. Phacelurus Griseb.

Description of the genus

Perennials with membranous ligule. Inflorescence a terminal group of numerous racemes borne on a short common axis; rhachis internodes columnar to inflated. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate, flat or with a central peg; lower glume smooth or muricate, keel winged or not; lower floret male or barren; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet usually resembling the sessile spikelet but smaller, occasionally vestigial.

Worldwide: 9 species in the subtropics and tropics of the Old World, extending northwards to the Mediterranean region.

Mozambique: 1 taxon.

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huillensis (Rendle) Clayton N,T,MSDescription, Image

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Flora of Malawi: Phacelurus
Flora of Zambia: Phacelurus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Phacelurus

External websites:

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

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: Phacelurus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=255, retrieved 15 June 2024

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