462.000 Kyllinga Rottb.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs. Culms triangular. Inflorescence a single ovate or hemispheric head, sometimes more complex additional lateral heads. Spikelets with relatively few, 1-2 (-5) florets. Glumes distichous. Perianth 0. Stamens 1-3. Stigmas 2. Fruit a nutlet, cylindric or ellipsoid, laterally flattened, usually dark brown to black when mature.

Worldwide: 40 species in warm regions, especially Africa and Madagascar

Caprivi: 2 taxa.

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alba Nees
erecta Schumach. var. erecta Description, Image

Other sources of information about Kyllinga:

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

External websites:

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

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: Kyllinga.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=273, retrieved 4 October 2022

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