Styppeiochloa gynoglossa (Gooss.) De Winter

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Synonyms: Crinipes gynoglossa Gooss.
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Status: Native
Densely caespitose sclerophyllous perennial up to 75 cm tall, erect or geniculately ascending; leaf laminas 4–25 cm long, convolute, somewhat rigid.Panicle 3–10 cm long, narrowly elliptic, usually contracted and dense.Spikelets 4.5–7.5 mm long; glumes unequal, the inferior 3.1–3.4 mm long, lanceolate, 1(3)-nerved, the superior 3.4–3.8 mm long, broadly lanceolate, 1–3(5)-nerved; lemmas 3.2–3.3 mm long (excluding awn), broadly lanceolate to oblong-elliptic; awn 1.5–2.5 mm long.
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Habitat: In montane and submontane grasslands, growing preferably in seepage areas on rocks overlaid by a thin layer of soil. Often to be found in extensive patches
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Eswatini, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 4 - 5. (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 111.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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: Styppeiochloa gynoglossa., retrieved 12 April 2024

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