G.514. Tricholaena Schrad. ex Schult. & Schult. f.

Description of the genus

Perennials, rarely annuals. Leaves: lamina rigid, glaucous, frequently involute. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets slightly laterally flattened, awnless; lower glume small or suppressed, upper as long as spikelet, thinly membranous; lower floret male, its lemma resembling the upper glume, 5(-7)-nerved; upper lemma smaller than the lower, dorsally flattened, firmly cartilaginous, smooth and shining, white.

Worldwide: 4 species occurring from the Mediterranean region to Macaronesia and Africa

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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monachne (Trin.) Stapf & C.E. Hubb.N,SW,SEDescription

Other sources of information about Tricholaena:

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Flora of Caprivi: Tricholaena
Flora of Malawi: Tricholaena
Flora of Mozambique: Tricholaena
Flora of Zambia: Tricholaena
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tricholaena

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

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: Tricholaena.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=205, retrieved 20 March 2023

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