G.298. Stipagrostis Nees

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials, with a knotty rhizomatous base. Inflorescence a narrow, often spike-like, terminal panicle. Spikelets 1-flowered, disarticulating above the glumes; floret bisexual equalling or shorter than the glumes. Glumes persistent, (1-)3(-11)-nerved, equal or unequal, acuminate to obtuse. Lemma cylindric, 3-nerved, becoming indurate at maturity, articulation present; basal callus densely barbate or glabrous; awns 3; at least the central awn plumose, or, if glabrous, then with a penicil of hairs at the base of the column.

Worldwide: c. 50 species occurring in desert and semi-desert in Africa, Middle East, C Asia and Pakistan

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

Stipagrostis hirtigluma subsp. patula

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hirtigluma (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter subsp. hirtigluma
hirtigluma (Trin. & Rupr.) De Winter subsp. patula (Hack.) De WinterDescription, Image
uniplumis (Licht.) De Winter var. uniplumis Description, Image

Other sources of information about Stipagrostis:

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Flora of Botswana: Stipagrostis
Flora of Mozambique: Stipagrostis
Flora of Zambia: Stipagrostis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Stipagrostis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Stipagrostis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=149, retrieved 9 December 2022

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