Tristachya nodiglumis K. Schum.

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Tristachya nodiglumis

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Tristachya nodiglumis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

Tristachya nodiglumis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

Tristachya nodiglumis

Photo: Bart Wursten
Bunga Views, Vumba

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Synonyms: Dolichochaete longispiculata (C.E. Hubb.) J.B. Phipps
Dolichochaete nodiglumis (K. Schum.) J.B. Phipps
Tristachya atricha Peter
Tristachya bequaertii var. vanderystii De Wild.
Tristachya eylesii Stent & J.M. Rattray
Tristachya longispiculata C.E. Hubb.
Tristachya nodiglumis var. laeviglumis K. Schum.
Tristachya superbiens Pilger
Tristachya vanderystii De Wild.
Tristachya welwitschii Rendle
Tristachya welwitschii var. atricha Chiov.
Tristachya welwitschii var. major C.E. Hubbard
Tristachya welwitschii var. superbiens (Pilger) C.E. Hubbard
Tristachya welwitschii var. trichophora Chiov.
Common names:
Status: Native
Densely tufted perennial grass, 60-200 cm tall. Inflorescence a long, narrow panicle. Spikelets 2-3 cm long, straw-coloured to brown, often ciliate with black tubercles. Superior lemma pubescent, tapering into bristles. Central awn up to 6 cm long.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In miombo woodland.
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Tuesday 9 June 2009

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 36.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 209 - 211. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 64. As Tristachya welwitschii

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Tristachya nodiglumis
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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: Tristachya nodiglumis., retrieved 21 April 2024

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