G.628. Vossia Wall. & Griff.

Description of the genus

Aquatic perennial. Inflorescence terminal, composed of digitate or subdigitate racemes. Racemes ± flattened, tardily disarticulating; internodes and pedicels thickened, clavate, hollowed at the summit. Sessile spikelet: callus truncate; lower glume produced into a long flattened tail; lower floret male with hyaline lemma and palea; upper lemma entire and awnless. Pedicellate spikelet similar to the sessile.

Worldwide: 1 species throughout tropical Africa as far N as the Nile Delta and in India

Botswana: 1 taxon.

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cuspidata (Roxb.) Griff.NDescription

Other sources of information about Vossia:

Our websites:

Flora of Caprivi: Vossia
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Vossia
Flora of Malawi: Vossia
Flora of Mozambique: Vossia
Flora of Zambia: Vossia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Vossia

External websites:

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

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: Vossia.
https://www.botswanaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=256, retrieved 25 May 2024

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