G.523. Megaloprotachne C.E. Hubb.

Description of the genus

Annual. Inflorescence composed of digitate racemes bearing paired spikelets. Spikelets dorsally flattened, narrowly elliptic, awnless. Lower glume as long as the spikelet, 3(-5)-nerved with an obtuse hyaline apex. Upper glume shorter, 3-nerved. Upper lemma cartilaginous, the flat thin margins covering most of the palea.

Worldwide: 1 species in Angola, Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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albescens C.E.Hubb.N,SW,SEDescription

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Flora of Caprivi: Megaloprotachne
Flora of Zambia: Megaloprotachne
Flora of Zimbabwe: Megaloprotachne

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

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: Megaloprotachne.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=209, retrieved 20 May 2024

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