G.343. Odyssea Stapf

Description of the genus

Perennials. Leaf lamina rigid and pungent. Inflorescence dense and spike-like, composed of short crowded ± secund racemes. Spikelets several-flowered, slightly laterally flattened, disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-nerved, shorter than the lemmas, scarious. Lemmas 3-nerved, silky-villous along the lateral nerves, minutely 2-toothed at the apex and mucronate.

Worldwide: 2 species occurring in Arabia and Ethiopia southwards to South Africa and Namibia.

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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Other sources of information about Odyssea:

Our websites:

Flora of Zambia: Odyssea
Flora of Zimbabwe: Odyssea

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Botswana: Genus page: Odyssea.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=159, retrieved 30 January 2023

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