Stipagrostis uniplumis (Licht.) De Winter
var. uniplumis

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Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road near Tuli

Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis

Photo: Petra Ballings
Along road near Tuli

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Common names: Blinkhaarboesmangras (Afrikaans) Silky bushman grass (English)
Status: Native
Subperennial or perennial, laxly caespitose. Panicle contracted or open, with numerous spikelets. Glumes not exceeding 10 mm. in length. Lemma 2-3.5 mm. long, excluding callus. Central awn of the lemma slender, usually pallid, diverging at a sharp angle from the lemma, usually plumose in the upper 2/3, naked towards the base. 2n = 44.
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Habitat: On open sandy soil (on shallow red Kalahari sand on basalt outcrop, sandy flats, granite sandveld, in sand pockets over limestone cobbles) and on shallow gravelly basalt soil
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Somali Republic to Senegal, South Africa, south-western Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe,
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,S
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Images last updated: Saturday 23 November 2013

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 489. as Stipagrostis uniplumis (Includes a picture).

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 133 - 135. (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 110.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 208 - 209. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 146.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 192.

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Flora of Botswana: Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stipagrostis uniplumis
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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: Stipagrostis uniplumis var. uniplumis., retrieved 21 May 2024

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