Sacciolepis typhura (Stapf) Stapf

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Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands

Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Main rd near Headlands

Sacciolepis typhura

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, Harare

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Synonyms: Sacciolepis glaucescens Stapf
Common names: Purple swamp grass (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial grass, growing from a shortly creeping rhizome, up to 1.2 m. Dense, cylindric panicle up to 30 cm, typically deep purple in colour.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: A handsome species, colonizing marshy areas, seepage zones and vlei margins.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Nov
Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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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. (Includes a picture).

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) Page 45.

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 191.


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Sacciolepis typhura., retrieved 22 February 2018

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