Dichanthium annulatum (Forssk.) Stapf
var. papillosum (A. Rich.) de Wet & Harlan

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Synonyms: Andropogon papillosus Hochst. ex A.Rich.
Dichanthium papillosum (A. Rich.) Stapf
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Status: Native
See var. annulatum for a general description. Var. papillosum is distinguished by the lower glume of the sessile spikelet being pilose to villous with a distinct subapical fringe of bulbous-based hairs.
Derivation of specific name: annulatum: having a ring
Habitat: Dry open places, subject to overgrazing or disturbance; also in swampy depressions.
Altitude range: (metres) 10 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 40.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 134.


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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: Dichanthium annulatum var. papillosum.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108350, retrieved 23 October 2016

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