Anthephora pubescens Nees

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Synonyms: Anthephora ramosa Goossens
Common names:
Tufted perennial. Culms 30–100 cm. high. Leaf laminae 2–7 mm. wide, flat, the base as wide as the sheath, the margins thickened and often crinkled. Panicle 5–25 cm. long. Involucre 5–10 mm. long including awn, bearded below, glabrous to villous above, without cartilaginous margin, acute to acuminate and then often attenuate to an awn up to 4 mm. long. Inferior lemma hirsute above.
Derivation of specific name: pubescens: pubescent, with soft short hairs
Habitat: Savanna woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 600 - 1300 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: from S. Africa to Mali and eastwards to Iran
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 192.

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 99.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 34 - 35. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 130.

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Flora of Botswana: Anthephora pubescens
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Anthephora pubescens
African Plant Database: Anthephora pubescens
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Anthephora pubescens
Plants of the World Online: Anthephora pubescens
Tropicos: Anthephora pubescens
Wikipedia: Anthephora pubescens

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: Anthephora pubescens., retrieved 5 March 2024

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