G.632. Coelorachis Brongn.

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence a single raceme, sometimes solitary but more commonly aggregated into a spatheate false panicle. Racemes cylindric or flattened, spikelets paired or in triplets of 2 sessile and one pedicellate; internodes clavate, transversely articulated. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate with a central peg; lower glume conspicuously winged toward the apex, 2-keeled in the lower half; upper glume awnless; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet well-developed and male or vestigial, awnless; pedicel clavate or foliaceous, sometimes auriculate at the top.

Worldwide: 21 species in the tropics

Mozambique: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
afraurita (Stapf) StapfN,T
lepidura StapfN,Z,MS

Other sources of information about Coelorachis:

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Flora of Malawi: Coelorachis
Flora of Zambia: Coelorachis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Coelorachis

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

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: Coelorachis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=259, retrieved 25 September 2020

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