G.441. Perotis Aiton

Description of the genus

Mostly annual grasses with a false raceme like a bottle-brush. Spikelets 1-flowered; glumes subequal, 1-nerved, tipped by a long slender awn (that of the lower glume usually the longer). Lemma hyaline, 1-nerved, awnless.

Worldwide: 10 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesContent
leptopus Pilg.
patens Gand.Description, Image
vaginata Hack.

Other sources of information about Perotis:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Perotis
Flora of Malawi: Perotis
Flora of Mozambique: Perotis
Flora of Zambia: Perotis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Perotis

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Perotis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=187, retrieved 20 May 2019

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