Loudetia lanata (Stent & J.M. Rattray) C.E. Hubb.

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Synonyms: Loudetia crassipes C.E. Hubbard
Loudetia longipes C.E. Hubbard
Trichopteryx lanata Stent & J.M. Rattray
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Tufted perennial, the basal leaf-sheaths woolly and usually becoming fibrous. Culms 40–100 cm. high. Panicle 5–35 cm. long, ovate, loose or somewhat contracted. Spikelets 8–14 mm. long, tuberculate setose, rarely glabrous. Inferior glume obtuse to subacute; superior glume and inferior lemma obtuse to acute. Superior lemma bidentate with teeth 0.5–1 mm. long; awn 4–6 cm. long, including a column 0.5–1 cm. long; stamens 2; callus 1–1.5 mm. long, linear, obliquely pungent or asymmetrically 2-toothed.
Derivation of specific name: lanata: woolly
Habitat: Savanna woodland, often on damp soils
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 220.

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 106.

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 190.

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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: Loudetia lanata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108140, retrieved 11 December 2023

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