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Bromus leptocladus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bromus leptocladus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bromus leptocladus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bromus leptocladus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

Bromus leptocladus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zovo Chipolo Trail, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Bromus adoensis sensu Napper, loc. cit. non Steud.
Bromus cognatus Steud.
Bromus petitianus A. Rich.
Bromus runssoroensis K. Schum.
Bromus scabridus Hook. f.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
A loosely tufted grass, up to 1 m tall, growing from a short rhizome. Culms erect or often arching. Leaves dark green to blue-green, linear, 8-30 cm long and up to 1.75 cm wide,tapering to a long soft point, scaberulous on both surfaces or above only and on the margins, Sheaths at the base tight, tubular; ligule 2-5 mm long. Panicle elliptic to broadly ovate in outline, up to 28 cm long, open and lax. Spikelets 15-30 mm long, loosely 5-12-flowered, linear-oblong in outline, somewhat laterally compressed, light green, sometimes purple-tinged. Glumes unequal, ovate-lanceolate; inferior glume 5-11 mm long, 1-veined; superior 7-14 mm long, 3-veined. Lemmas lanceolate-elliptic, i5-14 mm long, 3-7-veined, apex entire or with two small teeth; awn 4-8 mm long, straight.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: leptocladus: thin-stemmed or -branched
Habitat: Shade-loving species of moist ground in evergreen forest, riverine forest, along roads and streams and on riverbanks or margins of vleis.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Lesotho and KwaZulu-Natal and Eastern Cape South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 27 September 2018
Literature:

Chapano, C. (2002). A checklist of Zimbabwean grasses Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 16. Pretoria. Page 4.

Fish, L., Mashau, A.C., Moeaha, M.J. & Nembudani, M.T. (2015). Identification Guide to Southern African Grasses Strelitzia 36 South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 145.

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 60 - 62. (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 101.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 146.


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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Bromus leptocladus
African Plant Database: Bromus leptocladus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Bromus leptocladus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Bromus leptocladus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Bromus leptocladus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Bromus leptocladus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Bromus leptocladus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Bromus leptocladus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Bromus leptocladus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Bromus leptocladus
Ispot Southern Africa: Bromus leptocladus
JSTOR Plant Science: Bromus leptocladus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Bromus leptocladus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Bromus leptocladus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Bromus leptocladus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Bromus leptocladus
Tropicos: Bromus leptocladus


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Bromus leptocladus.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103880, retrieved 17 October 2018

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