G.603. Sehima Forssk.

Description of the genus

Annuals or perennials. Inflorescence a single terminal raceme; rhachis internodes and pedicels stoutly linear to subclavate. Spikelets markedly different; the sessile spikelet fertile, the pedicellate male or barren. Sessile spikelet: callus obtuse, inserted into the concave apex of the internode; lower glume coriaceous, laterally 2-keeled or lyrate, 2-fid at apex; upper glume awned; lower floret male with a palea present; upper (fertile) lemma awned from between the sinus. Pedicellate spikelet large, dorsally flattened, distinctively lyrate-nerved.

Worldwide: 5 species in the Old World tropics

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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ischaemoides Forssk.NDescription

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Flora of Malawi: Sehima
Flora of Mozambique: Sehima
Flora of Zambia: Sehima
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sehima

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sehima
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sehima
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Tropicos: Sehima
Wikipedia: Sehima

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: Sehima.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=239, retrieved 25 June 2024

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