Alloteropsis cimicina (L.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Alloteropsis latifolius Peter
Milium cimicinum L.
Urochloa quintasii Mez
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Status: Native
Description:
Tufted annual. Culms up to 150 cm; nodes hairy. Lamina 5-20 mm wide, narrowly lanceolate to narrowly ovate, amplexicaul; margin tuberculate-ciliate. Inflorescence of 4-11 racemes, usually in one whorl; racemes 7-25 cm long, bare at the base for at least 1.5 cm. Spikelets 3.5-5.5 mm long. Upper glume cartilaginous, smooth and shining; upper lemma with a 2-4.5 mm awn.
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Habitat: Open savanna woodland, often bordering damp areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Old World tropics
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,S
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 62 - 63. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 27.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 129.

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 186.


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Flora of Botswana: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Caprivi: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Malawi: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Mozambique: Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora of Zambia: Alloteropsis cimicina

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Alloteropsis cimicina
African Plant Database: Alloteropsis cimicina
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Alloteropsis cimicina
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Alloteropsis cimicina
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Alloteropsis cimicina
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Alloteropsis cimicina
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Alloteropsis cimicina
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Alloteropsis cimicina
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Alloteropsis cimicina
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Alloteropsis cimicina
Ispot Southern Africa: Alloteropsis cimicina
JSTOR Plant Science: Alloteropsis cimicina
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Alloteropsis cimicina
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Alloteropsis cimicina
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Alloteropsis cimicina
The Plant List (version 1.1): Alloteropsis cimicina
Tropicos: Alloteropsis cimicina


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Alloteropsis cimicina.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106750, retrieved 17 July 2019

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