Chloris diluta Renvoize

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Common names:
Rhizomatous and stoloniferous perennial up to 85 cm tall, erect or ascending; leaf laminas 10–30 cm × 4–7 mm, flat, tapering to a fine point.Inflorescence of 4–6 digitate or subdigitate racemes 5–8 cm long.Spikelets 2-flowered, 2-awned; inferior glume 2–2.5 mm long; superior glume 3.3–3.9 mm long; floret callus oblong; fertile lemma c. 3.5 mm long, elliptic in profile, pallid, sparsely ciliate on the margins above, otherwise glabrous, the awn 8–12 mm long; 2nd lemma a narrowly oblong scale c. 1 mm long, with an awn 2–8 mm long.
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Habitat: In shade of riverine and kloof forest
Altitude range: (metres) 1400 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: South Africa (Transvaal), Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 212.

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 101.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Chloris diluta
African Plant Database: Chloris diluta
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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: Chloris diluta., retrieved 19 April 2024

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