Trichopteryx marungensis Chiov.

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Synonyms: Arundinella marungensis (Chiov.) Chiov.
Trichopteryx decumbens C.E. Hubbard
Trichopteryx gracillima C.E. Hubb.
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Status: Native
Perennial. Culms 20–60 cm. long, wiry, trailing or geniculately ascending, the internodes longer than the leaf-sheath. Leaf laminae 1–4 cm. long, 2–6 mm. wide, lanceolate to narrowly ovate, ± reflexed. Panicle 5–12 cm. long, lanceolate to ovate; pedicel hairs inconspicuous, up to 1 mm. long. Spikelets 3.5–5 mm. long, minutely pubescent, sometimes also tuberculate-setose. Superior lemma pubescent, with lateral tufts 0.4–1 mm. long; central awn 6–12 mm. long, the laterals 1.5–3.5 mm.
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Worldwide distribution: Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: E
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 216.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 63. As Trichopteryx gracillima

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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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Trichopteryx marungensis
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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: Trichopteryx marungensis., retrieved 30 May 2024

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