Danthoniopsis dinteri (Pilg.) C.E. Hubb.

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Synonyms: Jacquesfelixia dinteri J.B. Phipps
Trichopteryx dinteri Pilger
Common names:
Robust annual. Culms 0.5–3 m. high. Leaf laminae 5–20 mm. wide, one margin crinkly. Panicle 25–50 cm. long, loose. Spikelets 14–20 mm. long. Inferior glume 1/3 length of spikelet, acute. Inferior lemma 7-nerved. Superior lemma 7-nerved, pilose on the body and with a row of 6–8 tufts across the back, bilobed, with an awn 2–3.5 cm. long; palea keels narrowly winged to the apex, the wings terminating in a small clavate appendage, papillose between keels.
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Habitat: Rocky slopes
Altitude range: (metres) 400 - 500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Namibia, South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 202 - 203. (Includes a picture).

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 102.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 134.

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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: Danthoniopsis dinteri.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107990, retrieved 19 April 2024

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