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Perennial. Inflorescence of racemes scattered along a central axis. Spikelets 2-4-flowered with reduced terminal floret, slightly laterally flattened,, disarticulating above the glumes but not between the florets. Glumes persistent, subequal, 1-nerved, acuminate. Lemmas 3-nerved, obtuse or emarginate at the apex; awned from the back.
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Bewsia

Bewsia is a genus of African plants in the grass family.[2][3][4]

The only known species is Bewsia biflora, widespread across much of sub-Saharan Africa from Ivory Coast to Tanzania to KwaZulu-Natal.[5][1][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]


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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Watson L, Dallwitz MJ. (2008). "The grass genera of the world: descriptions, illustrations, identification, and information retrieval; including synonyms, morphology, anatomy, physiology, phytochemistry, cytology, classification, pathogens, world and local distribution, and references". The Grass Genera of the World. Retrieved 2009-08-19. 
  3. ^ Grassbase - The World Online Grass Flora
  4. ^ Sanbi Red List of South African Plants, Bewsia biflora (Hack.) Gooss.
  5. ^ Goossens, Antonie Petrus Gerhardy 1941. South African Journal of Science 37: 184.
  6. ^ Hepper, F.N. (ed.) (1972). Flora of West Tropical Africa , ed. 2, 3(2): 277-574.
  7. ^ Clayton, W.D., Phillips, S.M., Renvoize, S.A. (1974). Gramineae. Flora of Tropical East Africa 2: 177-449.
  8. ^ Cope, T. (1999). Flora Zambesiaca 10(2): 1-261. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  9. ^ Germishuizen, G. & Meyer, N.L. (eds.) (2003). Plants of Southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14.: i-vi, 1-1231. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  10. ^ Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
  11. ^ Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  12. ^ Onana, J.M. (2011). The vascular plants of Cameroon a taxonomic checklist with IUCN assessments: 1-195. National herbarium of Cameroon, Yaoundé.
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