Pentaschistis natalensis Stapf

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Pentaschistis natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

Pentaschistis natalensis

Photo: Bart Wursten
World's View, Nyanga

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Status: Native
Description:
Slender and wiry, tufted perennial grass, up to 75 cm. Inflorescence a very loose and open pyramidal panicle. Spikelets 6-9 mm, pale yellow with a purple base with fine bristles on the lemmas.
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Derivation of specific name: natalensis: of Natal, South Africa
Habitat: At the bases of rocks in montane grassland or on shallow soil vegetation islands overlying rock.
Altitude range: (metres) 1980 - 2590 m
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Images last updated: Sunday 10 September 2006
Literature:

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 6 - 7. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 54.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 151.

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


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JSTOR Plant Science: Pentaschistis natalensis
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Pentaschistis natalensis
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Pentaschistis natalensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Pentaschistis natalensis
The Plant List (version 1.1): Pentaschistis natalensis
Tropicos: Pentaschistis natalensis


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Pentaschistis natalensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103970, retrieved 15 July 2019

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