Zonotriche inamoena (K. Schum.) Clayton

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Synonyms: Piptostachya inamoena (K. Schum.) Phipps
Tristachya aurea Chiov.
Tristachya inamoena K. Schum.
Tristachya ringoetii De Wild.
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Tufted perennial. Culms 60–150 cm. high. Panicle 10–25 cm. long, linear to lanceolate. Spikelets 10–15(19) mm. long, narrowly lanceolate. Inferior glume 2/3 to as long as spikelet. villous with tubercle-based golden brown hairs, acuminate. Superior lemma villous all over or only on margins, the lateral lobes usually attenuate into setae 1–3(6) mm. long, the central awn 9–18 mm. long.
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Habitat: Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: (metres) 500 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: N
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 366. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 211 - 213.

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

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.

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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: Zonotriche inamoena.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108080, retrieved 25 April 2024

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