Danthoniopsis pruinosa C.E. Hubb.

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Danthoniopsis pruinosa

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Synonyms: Danthoniopsis pruinosa C.E. Hubbard var. gracilis C.E. Hubbard
Petrina pruinosa (C.E. Hubbard) Phipps
Common names:
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial with swollen rootstock. Culms 60-150 cm. Leaves: lamina glaucous, neither margin crinkled. Panicle 10-35 cm. Spikelets 5-9 mm; lower glume 1/2 - 3/4 as long as spikelet; lower lemma 3(-5)-nerved; upper lemma 5-nerved, pilose and with a row of 6 tufts across the back, setaceously 2-lobed (setae up to 1 mm), with an awn 6-12 mm. Palea keels narrowly winged.
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Habitat: Confined to rocky habitats in woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 550 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Southern Tanzania, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 13.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 201.

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.

Timberlake, J., Darbyshire, I., Wursten, B., Hadj-Hammou, J., Ballings, P., Mapaura, A., Matimele, H., Banze, A., Chipanga, H., Muassinar, D., Massunde, J., Chelene, I., Osborne, J., Shah, T. (2016). Chimanimani Mountains: Botany and Conservation. Report produced under CEPF Grant 63512. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London. Page 47.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Danthoniopsis pruinosa
African Plant Database: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
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JSTOR Plant Science: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
Plants of the World Online: Danthoniopsis pruinosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Danthoniopsis pruinosa
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Wikipedia: Danthoniopsis pruinosa

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: Danthoniopsis pruinosa.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108010, retrieved 21 October 2019

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