Pseudobromus engleri (Pilg.) Clayton

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Synonyms: Festuca engleri Pilg.
Festuca gigantea sensu Napper
Festuca gigantea var. africana Robyns & Tournay
Pseudobromus brassii C. E. Hubb.
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Status: Native
A caespitose perennial, in habit quite similar to the preceding sp. Culms up to 180 cm. tall. Spikelets 8-12 mm. long, 2-4-flowered (if only 2-flowered then with the second floret fully developed, male (?) or usually hermaphrodite). Inferior glume 4·5-8 mm. long, 1 (very rarely sub-3)-nerved; the superior 6-11 mm. long, 3-nerved. Lemma 7-14 mm. long (excluding awn), 3-sub-5-nerved; awn 10-16 mm. long. Anthers 2·5-5 mm. long.
Derivation of specific name: engleri: named after Dr Prof Heinrich Gustav Adolf Engler (1844-1930), German Director of the Royal Botanical Gardens in Berlin, who initiated extensive botanical exploration in Africa.
Habitat: In openings of montane forests, often along forest streams
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Tanzania, ?Zambia and Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 348. as Festuca engleri (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 55. As Pseudobromus brassii

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 52 - 54. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 105. as Festuca engleri

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 130. as Festuca engleri

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Flora of Malawi: Pseudobromus engleri
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Pseudobromus engleri
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pseudobromus engleri., retrieved 24 May 2024

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