Sacciolepis spiciformis (A. Rich.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Panicum huillense Rendle
Panicum spiciforme A. Rich.
Sacciolepis geniculata Simon
Sacciolepis huillensis (Rendle) Stapf
Sacciolepis lebrunii Robyns
Sacciolepis luciae B.K. Simon
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Status: Native
Annual, growing in clumps. Culms 5–80 cm. high. Leaf laminae linear, papillose on raised nerves above. Panicle 1–20 cm. long, cylindrical, slender, borne above the foliage or rarely nestling amongst it. Spikelets 1–1.7(2) mm. long, ovate, glabrous or hispidulous.
Derivation of specific name: spiciformis: resembling a spike
Habitat: Damp or swampy soils; pools on rock and ironstone outcrops
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Madagascar, Cameroon and Ethiopia to Natal, Namibia, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 361.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 43 - 44.

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

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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 spiciformis., retrieved 14 April 2024

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