Sporobolus sanguineus Rendle

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Sporobolus sanguineus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba.

Sporobolus sanguineus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba.

Sporobolus sanguineus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba.

Sporobolus sanguineus

Photo: Petra Ballings
Castleburn Cliffs, Vumba.

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Synonyms: Sporobolus rhodesiensis Stent & J.M. Rattray
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Tufted perennial grass, rarely with a short rhizome with unbranched erect culms, up to 1.2 m high. Inflorescence a panicle, linear to narrowly lanceolate; branches whorled, of more or less equal length, except the lowermost being longer and more widely spread. Spikelets 2.5 - 3.5 mm long, reddish.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: sanguineus: blood-red
Habitat: In rocky areas in miombo woodland and on the margins of evergreen forest.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2300 m
Flowering time:Nov - May
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic 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 365.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 174 - 175. (Includes a picture).


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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 sanguineus.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105580, retrieved 12 December 2017

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