Chrysochloa Swallen

Cope, T.A. (1999) Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2)

Description of the genus

Inflorescence of 1–many digitate 1-sided racemes bearing imbricate spikelets on a flat rhachis. Spikelets 2-flowered, strongly laterally compressed, sessile, in 1 row on a tough axis, disarticulating above the glumes; glumes subequal, membranous, keeled, enclosing the florets, acute to acuminate at the apex, the superior deciduous, sometimes with a short awn; fertile lemma coriaceous, keeled, mucronate or with a short subapical awn. Caryopsis ellipsoid, trigonous.

Worldwide: Four species in tropical Africa.

Caprivi: 2 cultivated taxa.

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hindsii C.E. Hubb.
hubbardiana Germ. & Risop.

Other sources of information about Chrysochloa:

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Flora of Malawi: Chrysochloa
Flora of Zambia: Chrysochloa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Chrysochloa., retrieved 18 July 2024

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