G.481. Alloteropsis C. Presl

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of irregular racemes, these digitate or in whorls on a short common axis; racemes sometimes bare at base bearing the spikelets in pairs or in clusters. Spikelets ovate to elliptic; glumes acute to shortly awned; lower c. 1/2 as long, upper as long as the spikelet with ciliate margin; upper lemma awned, crisply chartaceous; margin involute.

Worldwide: 6 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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

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

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: Alloteropsis.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=196, retrieved 5 December 2022

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