Sacciolepis africana C.E. Hubb. & Snowden

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Status: Native
Rhizomatous perennial. Culms 30–180 cm. high, thick, spongy, decumbent and rooting below. Panicle 4–30 cm. long, cylindrical. Spikelets dorsally compressed, 2.5–3.5 mm. long, plumply elliptic, light green, glabrous, obtuse to subacute. Inferior glume subrotund, c. 1/4 length of spikelet.
Derivation of specific name: africana: African
Habitat: Shallow water and flood plain grassland
Altitude range: (metres) 650 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 41 - 43. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 56.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 143.

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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: Sacciolepis africana., retrieved 23 April 2024

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