Schmidtia pappophoroides Steud. ex J.A. Schmidt

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Schmidtia pappophoroides

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Rimiti West (2nd stop), by main Mutare to Birchenough Bridge rd

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Synonyms: Antoschmidtia bulbosa (Stapf) Peter
Schmidtia bulbosa Stapf
Schmidtia quinqueseta Benth. ex Ficalho & Hiern
Common names: Kalahari sand quick (English) Kalaharisandkweek (Afrikaans) Sand quick (English) Vaalgras (Afrikaans)
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Native
Perennial tufted grass, up to 1 m, but usually much less, often with stolons above ground. Leaves bluish-green, densely hairy. Culms swollen near the base. Inflorescence a panicle. Spikelets with long hair-like glumes.
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Habitat: A species of sandy or gravelly soils in woodland, riverine fringes and along roadsides, mostly in dry areas.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - Jun
Worldwide distribution: West Africa to Mauritania, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, Angola and South Africa. Also in Cape Verde Islands
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Tuesday 4 April 2006

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 498. (Includes a picture).

Isaiah, A.M. & Komi, T. (2015). Grasses in the Botswana National Botanic Garden South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria Page 30. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 58. As Schmidtia bulbosa

Launert, E. (1971). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(1) Pages 150 - 152. (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 109.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 144.

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: Schmidtia pappophoroides
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Flora of Zambia: Schmidtia pappophoroides

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Schmidtia pappophoroides
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Schmidtia pappophoroides
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Schmidtia pappophoroides., retrieved 27 February 2021

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