Anthephora truncata Robyns

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Synonyms: Anthephora gracilis Stapf & Hubbard
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Annual. Culms 25–100 cm. high. Panicle 3–10 cm. long; involucre 3.5–6 mm. long, the bracts appressed pubescent with narrow membranous wings above, acute to emarginate and bearing an awn 1–25 mm. long.
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Habitat: Open places on poor soils in savanna woodland and thicket
Altitude range: (metres) 900 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 190.

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.

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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: Anthephora truncata., retrieved 19 April 2024

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