Oreobambos buchwaldii K. Schum.

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Oreobambos buchwaldii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest

Oreobambos buchwaldii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest

Oreobambos buchwaldii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest

Oreobambos buchwaldii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest

Oreobambos buchwaldii

Photo: Stefaan Dondeyne
Tava Marsh, Moribane Forest

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Synonyms:
Common names: Buchwa bamboo (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Native
Description:
Culms up to 20 m. tall, 5-10 cm. in diameter, usually drooping or spreading, rarely erect. Inflorescence very large, loose; clusters of spikelets 1.5-2 x 0.8-2.25 cm., up to twice their length apart.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In clearings in rainforest, swampy forest and along mountain streams
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: S
Growth form(s): Shrub over 2 m.
Endemic status:
Red data list status: Endangered
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 354. (Includes a picture).

Coates Palgrave K. (revised and updated by Meg Coates Palgrave) (2002). Trees of Southern Africa 3rd edition. Struik, South Africa Page 95. (Includes a picture).

Drummond, R.B. (1975). A list of trees, shrubs and woody climbers indigenous or naturalised in Rhodesia. Kirkia 10(1) Page 231.

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 19 - 20. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 150.

White, F., Dowsett-Lemaire, F. & Chapman, J.D. (2001). Evergreen forest flora of Malawi Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Pages 102 - 103.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Oreobambos buchwaldii.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103390, retrieved 13 December 2017

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