Tetraria

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Tetraria

Description

Perennial herbs with short woody rhizome. Leaves basal or also cauline, setaceous, subulate or flat, sheaths long, those of the cauline leaves often tubular, dark; Inflorescence paniculate, narrow. Flowers usually 2, close together, the lower male or functionally male (gynaeceum abortive), the upper bisexual. Stamens 3,4, 6, or 8;

Distribution

Asia-Tropical:, Borneo present Australasia: extra-tropical S. Africa: present
About 35 spp., most of them in extra-tropical S. Africa, a few in Australia, in Malesia 1 sp. in Borneo.

Citation

BOECK. - in Linnaea. 1874: 253
KÜK. - in Fedde, Rep. 48. 1940: 195
LEVYNS - in J. S. Afr. Bot. 1947: 73
B. & H. - in Gen. Pl. 1883: 1063
BAILLON - in Hist. PL. 1894: 374
NEES - in Linnaea. 1835: 298
CLARKE - in Fl. Cap. 1898: 275
TURRILL, Kew Bull. 1925: 72