Sporobolus molleri Hack.

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Sporobolus molleri

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Sporobolus molleri

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Sporobolus molleri

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

Sporobolus molleri

Photo: Petra Ballings
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Sporobolus mayumbensis Franch.
Sporobolus secundispiculus Chiov.
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Loosely tufted annual grass, up to 60 cm. Culms erect or ascending, often branched below. Inflorescence a panicle, 10-30 cm, linear; branches not whorled, 0.5 - 2 cm, spikelets along the entire length. Spikelets c. 2mm, yellowish-green when fresh.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In open sandy miombo woodland and also in disturbed habitats such as lawns and roadsides.
Altitude range: (metres) 760 - 1980 m
Flowering time:Feb - Apr
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 21 February 2009
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 362.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 180.


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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: Sporobolus molleri.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105510, retrieved 12 December 2017

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