G.523. Megaloprotachne C.E. Hubb.

Description of the genus

Annual. Inflorescence composed of digitate racemes bearing paired spikelets. Spikelets dorsally flattened, narrowly elliptic, awnless. Lower glume as long as the spikelet, 3(-5)-nerved with an obtuse hyaline apex. Upper glume shorter, 3-nerved. Upper lemma cartilaginous, the flat thin margins covering most of the palea.

Worldwide: 1 species in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Megaloprotachne:

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Flora of Botswana: Megaloprotachne
Flora of Zambia: Megaloprotachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Megaloprotachne

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

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: Megaloprotachne.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=209, retrieved 5 February 2023

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