G.622. Themeda Forssk.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Infl composed of solitary racemes embraced by sheathing spatheoles, these single or in little bunches on flexuous peduncles and aggregated in a leafy false panicle; raceme comprising 2 homogamous pairs forming a sort of involucre and 1-4 sessile spikelets with their pedicellate attendants; internodes linear. Sessile spikelets terete; callus obtuse to pungent; lower glume coriaceous; lower floret reduced to a hyaline lemma; upper floret passing directly into an awn or hyaline and awnless. Pedicellate spikelets male or barren, awnless.

Worldwide: 18 species in the Old World tropics

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

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

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

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: Themeda.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=251, retrieved 5 December 2022

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