G.396. Enteropogon Nees

Description of the genus

Perennials (ours). Inflorescence a solitary (rarely paired) terminal, 1-sided raceme. Spikelets 2-3-flowered, sessile, alternate in 2 rows, disarticulating above the glumes. Glumes unequal, 1-nerved, membranous, shorter than the spikelet; upper longer than the lower, minutely 2-toothed at apex, with a terminal awn. Lowermost floret fertile; fertile lemma dorsally flattened, prominently awned from the sinus of the 2-toothed apex; middle floret, if present, male or fertile.

Worldwide: 17 species in the tropics

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

Enteropogon macrostachyus

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macrostachyus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Munro ex Benth.Description, Image
prieurii (Kunth) ClaytonDescription

Other sources of information about Enteropogon:

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Flora of Botswana: Enteropogon
Flora of Botswana: cultivated Enteropogon
Flora of Malawi: Enteropogon
Flora of Mozambique: Enteropogon
Flora of Zambia: Enteropogon
Flora of Zimbabwe: Enteropogon

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Enteropogon.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=177, retrieved 4 December 2023

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