Aristida stipitata Hack.
subsp. graciliflora (Pilg.) Melderis

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Synonyms: Aristida graciliflora Pilg. var. robusta Stent & J.M. Rattray
Aristida graciliflora Pilg.
Aristida vinosa Henrard
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Status: Native
This subspecies can be readily distinguished from the other subspecies of A. stipitata in having narrow, but lax, usually effuse panicles with more or less spreading branches bearing usually purplish spikelets. In the characteristics of the leaf anatomy, panicle and spikelets A. stipitata shows a marked similarity to A. mollissima differing mainly in the absence of pubescence on the culms.
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Habitat: Often on sandy and red loamy soils, also on paragneiss, in sandveld, savanna, dry Mopane bush-land, in seepage zones, on disturbed ground and on dunes and in rocky situations
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa, Eswatini, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 5.

Klaassen Esmerialda, E.S. & Craven P. (2003). Checklist of grasses in Namibia SABONET Report No. 20 Page 13.

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 123 - 126.

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 100.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 131.

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Flora of Botswana: Aristida stipitata subsp. graciliflora
Flora of Caprivi: Aristida stipitata subsp. graciliflora
Flora of Mozambique: Aristida stipitata subsp. graciliflora
Flora of Zambia: Aristida stipitata subsp. graciliflora

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristida stipitata
African Plant Database: Aristida stipitata
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Aristida stipitata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Aristida stipitata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Aristida stipitata
JSTOR Plant Science: Aristida stipitata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Aristida stipitata
Plants of the World Online: Aristida stipitata
Tropicos: Aristida stipitata
Wikipedia: Aristida stipitata

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: Aristida stipitata subsp. graciliflora., retrieved 21 April 2024

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