Tristachya lualabaensis (De Wild.) J.B. Phipps

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Synonyms: Loudetia hitchcockii C.E. Hubbard
Loudetia lualabaensis (De Wild.) C.E. Hubbard
Trichopteryx lualabaensis De Wild.
Tristachya hitchcockii (C.E. Hubb.) Conert
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Tufted perennial. Culms 70–140 cm. high, the base not bulbous, clad in glabrous or pubescent leaf-sheaths. Panicle 8–30 cm. long, linear, loosely contracted, the spikelets in groups of (2)3 on short pedicels. Spikelets 10–18 mm. long, yellowish brown, glabrous. Inferior glume 1/2–1/3 length of spikelet. Inferior lemma 5-nerved. Superior lemma pubescent, the lobes usually tipped by a seta 0.5–2 mm. long, with a central awn 1.5–3.5 cm. long.
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Habitat: River flood plains
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, DRC, Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 207.

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 111.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 147.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 193.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Tristachya lualabaensis., retrieved 7 February 2023

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