Olyra latifolia L.

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Olyra latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest

Olyra latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest

Olyra latifolia

Photo: Bart Wursten
Rusitu Forest

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Synonyms: Olyra brevifolia Schumach.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Robust perennial. Culms 1-5m tall, erect straggling or arching. Leaves up to 20 × 7 cm, glabrous, ovate-oblong with a long drip-tip, contracted at the base into a short hairy pseudo-petiole. Inflorescence a panicle, 7-18 cm long; spikelets whitish, with superior glume twice as long as inferior glume.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: latifolia: broad-leaved
Habitat: In shade in evergreen and riverine forest, along streams and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa as far as NE Cape, South Africa. Also in Madagascar and tropical America.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Monday 31 May 2010
Literature:

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


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African Plant Database: Olyra latifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Olyra latifolia
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Olyra latifolia
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Olyra latifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Olyra latifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Olyra latifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Olyra latifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Olyra latifolia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Olyra latifolia
Tropicos: Olyra latifolia
West African Plants database: Olyra latifolia


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Olyra latifolia.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103410, retrieved 29 June 2016

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