Sacciolepis indica (L.) Chase

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Synonyms: Aira indica L.
Panicum glaucidulum Peter
Panicum indicum (L.) L.
Sacciolepis auriculata Stapf
Sacciolepis claviformis Simon
Sacciolepis gracilis Stent & J.M. Rattray
Sacciolepis pergracilis Chiov.
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Status: Native
Decumbent or ascending annual. Culms 10–100 cm. high, often with aerial roots from the lower nodes. Leaf laminae broadly linear, not papillose nor the nerves raised, with or without sheath auricles up to 2 mm. long. Panicle 1–13 cm. long, cylindrical to oblong. Spikelets 1.5–3 mm. long, narrowly ovate, glabrous or pubescent.
Derivation of specific name: indica: of India
Habitat: Streamsides and marshy places
Altitude range: (metres) 750 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Old World tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 44.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 23.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 57. As Sacciolepis gracilis

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 57.

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.

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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 indica., retrieved 18 April 2024

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