Aristida stipitata Hack.
subsp. spicata (De Winter) Melderis

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Synonyms: Aristida stipitata var. spicata de Winter
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This subspecies is characterized by having glaucous culms and leaves. The culms rarely exceed 60 cm. in height, being usually much branched, especially in their upper part. The panicles are pallid, narrow, dense, spiciform, terminal and borne at the ends of the branches. The auricles of the leaves are usually short-ciliolate, but sometimes possessing stiff and spreading hairs as in subsp. robusta, indicating a close relationship to the latter.
Derivation of specific name: stipitata: stalked, possessing a stipe; spicata: arranged in a spike.
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 123 - 125.

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. spicata
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Aristida stipitata
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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: Aristida stipitata subsp. spicata., retrieved 12 April 2024

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