Andropogon canaliculatus Schumach.

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Synonyms: Andropogon canaliculatus var. fastigiatus Stapf
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Status: Native
Very closely allied to A. perligulatus but differing in the following characters: ligule a fringed membrane c. 0.5 mm long; leaf laminas c. 4 mm wide with some long hairs at the base; pedicels more strongly inflated-clavate; sessile spikelets 4.5–6 mm long; lemma 3.2–4 mm long, bifid to the middle; pedicelled spikelets shorter than the sessile, 4.2–4.5 mm long; anthers 1–2 mm long, dark red.
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Habitat: Growing in woodland and bogs
Altitude range: (metres) 320 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania westwards to Mali, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E,S
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 73 - 74.

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 99.

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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: Andropogon canaliculatus., retrieved 15 April 2024

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