462.000 Kyllinga Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence a single ovate or hemispheric head, sometimes more complex additional lateral heads. Spikelets with relatively few, 1-2 (-5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, cylindric or ellipsoid, laterally flattened, usually dark brown to black when mature.

Worldwide: 40 species in warm regions, especially Africa and Madagascar

Mozambique: 11 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
alba NeesMDescription
albiceps (Ridl.) Rendle
bulbosa P. Beauv.
cartilaginea K. Schum.
crassipes BoeckelerDescription, Image
erecta Schumach. var. erecta MDescription, Image
melanosperma NeesMS,MDescription, Image
nemoralis (J.R. Forst. & G. Forst.) Hutch.
platyphylla K. Schum.
robinsoniana Mtot.
squamulata Thonn. ex VahlDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

Our websites:

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

External websites:

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

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: Kyllinga.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 29 March 2023

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