G.606. Andropogon L.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence terminal or axillary, of paired or digitate (occasionally single) racemes, sometimes numerous and crowded into a spathate false panicle; racemes lacking homogamous pairs; internodes and pedicels filiform to obovoid. Sessile spikelet dorsally flattened or squeezed between pedicel and internode; callus obtuse, inserted in the concave top of the internode; lower glume membranous to coriaceous, mostly flat, concave or deeply grooved on the back, 2-keeled; upper glume with or without an awn; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper lemma hyaline, 2-lobed, with a conspicuous awn from the sinus. Pedicellate spikelet male or barren (sometimes 0), usually awnless. Similar to Ischaemum. See the note under that genus.

Worldwide: c. 100 species in tropical and warm regions

Caprivi: 5 taxa.

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SpeciesContent
brazzae Franch.
eucomus Nees subsp. eucomus Description, Image
eucomus Nees subsp. huillensis (Rendle) SalesDescription, Image
gayanus Kunth
schirensis Hochst. ex A. Rich.

Other sources of information about Andropogon:

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

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Andropogon.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=241, retrieved 19 April 2018

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