Sacciolepis typhura (Stapf) Stapf

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Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands

Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands

Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Sacciolepis glaucescens Stapf
Common names: Purple swamp grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Perennial grass, growing from a shortly creeping rhizome, up to 1.2 m. Dense, cylindric panicle up to 30 cm, typically deep purple in colour.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A handsome species, colonizing marshy areas, seepage zones and vlei margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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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 361. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 45.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 144.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 191.


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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: Sacciolepis typhura.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106630, retrieved 29 July 2016

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