Isachne mauritiana Kunth

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Isachne mauritiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Isachne mauritiana

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Isachne aethiopica Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Common names:
Status: Native
Rambling perennial grass, 30-60 cm, ascending from a prostrate base, rooting at the nodes. Leaves linear-lanceolate. Inflorescence a diffuse panicle. Spikelets obovoid, c. 1.5 mm.
Derivation of specific name: mauritiana: from Mauritius
Habitat: In shaded forest.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ghana and Kenya, south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique; also Mauritius and Madagascar
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Saturday 22 July 2006

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 353. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 193.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 149.


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African Plant Database: Isachne mauritiana
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Isachne mauritiana
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Isachne mauritiana
Ispot Southern Africa : Isachne mauritiana
JSTOR Plant Science: Isachne mauritiana
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Isachne mauritiana
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Isachne mauritiana
Tropicos: Isachne mauritiana
West African Plants database: Isachne mauritiana

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: Isachne mauritiana., retrieved 10 December 2016

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