471.020 Abildgaardia Vahl

Description of the genus

Perennial species (in ours). Leaves flat and inrolled, without hairs at the mouth of the leaf sheath. Inflorescence (in ours) composed of 1(-2) spikelet(s). Lower glumes arranged distichously, the upper glumes distinctly spirally arranged. Perianth 0. Stamens 3; stigmas 3; the base of the style not persistent. Nutlet smooth to tuberculate, not transversely wrinkled.

Derivation of name: for Peter Christian Abildgaard, 1740-1801, Danish veterinarian, naturalist and professor at Copenhagen.

Mozambique: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
hygrophila (Gordon-Gray) LyeMS(?other)Description, Image
ovata (Burm. f.) Kral
triflora (L.) Abeyw.

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Flora of Botswana: Abildgaardia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Abildgaardia
Flora of Zambia: Abildgaardia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Abildgaardia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Abildgaardia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Abildgaardia
JSTOR Plant Science: Abildgaardia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Abildgaardia
Plants of the World Online: Abildgaardia
Tropicos: Abildgaardia
Wikipedia: Abildgaardia

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: Abildgaardia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=284, retrieved 12 April 2024

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