G.595. Bothriochloa Kuntze

Description of the genus

Perennials. Inflorescence of erect or divergent racemes, arranged digitately or on a central axis; racemes without homogamous pairs; internodes (of racemes) and pedicels with a translucent, hyaline central line. Sessile spikelets with obtuse callus; lower glume cartilaginous, sometimes with 1-3 circular pits; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma entire bearing an awn. Pedicellate spikelets like the sessile or smaller.

Worldwide: c. 35 species in warm regions

Caprivi: 3 taxa.

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SpeciesContent
bladhii (Retz.) S.T. BlakeDescription
insculpta (A. Rich.) A. CamusDescription, Image
radicans (Lehm.) A. CamusDescription

Other sources of information about Bothriochloa:

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Flora of Botswana: Bothriochloa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Bothriochloa
Flora of Malawi: Bothriochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Bothriochloa
Flora of Zambia: Bothriochloa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Bothriochloa

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Bothriochloa.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=235, retrieved 18 June 2024

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