G.337. Leptochloa P. Beauv.


Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence of several to many racemes, arranged on a central axis. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes persistent, membranous, 1-nerved, shorter than the spikelet. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or 2-toothed at the apex, sometimes mucronate, rarely with a short awn.

Worldwide: c. 40 species throughout the tropics and in warm temperate parts of America and Australia

Botswana: 6 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
chinensis (L.) NeesN,SEDescription, Image
eleusine (Nees) Cope & N. Snow
fusca (L.) Kunth.N,SW,SEDescription
gigantea (Launert) Cope N
panicea (Retz.) OhwiDescription
uniflora Hochst. ex A. Rich.NDescription

Other sources of information about Leptochloa:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Leptochloa
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Leptochloa
Flora of Malawi: Leptochloa
Flora of Mozambique: Leptochloa
Flora of Zambia: Leptochloa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Leptochloa

External websites:

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

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 Botswana: Genus page: Leptochloa.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=156, retrieved 19 June 2024

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