G.352. Dinebra Jacq.

Description of the genus

Annual (ours). Inflorescence of (in ours) short secund crowded racemes scattered along a central axis, with the spikelets sessile, 2-seriate, overlapping. Spikelets 1-several-flowered, cuneate, laterally flattened, eventually disarticulating above the glumes and between the florets. Glumes 1-3-nerved, subequal, acuminate to aristate, much longer than the florets. Lemmas 3-nerved, glabrous or pilose on the nerves; apex acute to 2-lobed.

Worldwide: 3 species in tropics and subtropics, from Africa and Madagascar to India

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
retroflexa (Vahl) Panz. var. condensata S.M. PhillipsN,SEDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Dinebra:

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Flora of Caprivi: Dinebra
Flora of Mozambique: Dinebra
Flora of Zambia: Dinebra
Flora of Zimbabwe: Dinebra

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

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: Dinebra.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=164, retrieved 1 April 2023

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