Eriochloa meyeriana (Nees) Pilg.

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Synonyms: Eriochloa borumensis Hack.
Panicum meyerianum Nees var. grandeglume Stent & J.M. Rattray
Panicum meyerianum Nees
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Status: Native
Perennial. Culms 30–200 cm. high, geniculately ascending and rooting at the nodes, often rambling, sometimes almost woody. Inflorescence a panicle 8–18 cm. long, bearing spikelets on branchlets appressed to the primary branches, these puberulous. Spikelets 2.3–3.5 mm. long, elliptic, glabrous or occasionally thinly pubescent. Inferior glume a little truncate or cuspidate cuff up to 0.5 mm. long, but occasionally larger and at the extreme becoming a broadly ovate scale up to 2 mm. long; superior glume acute. Inferior floret with a palea. Superior lemma obscurely mucronate.
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Habitat: Marshy places and by water
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1200 m
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Worldwide distribution: SE. Asia, Tropical and S. Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25. As Eriochloa meyeriana grandiglumis

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16. As Eriochloa meyeriana grandiglumis

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 85.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 51. As Panicum meyerianum

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 104.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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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: Eriochloa meyeriana., retrieved 20 May 2024

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