Diheteropogon filifolius (Nees) Clayton

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Synonyms: Andropogon emarginatus De Wild.
Andropogon filifolius (Nees) Steud.
Andropogon grandiflorus Hack.
Diheteropogon emarginatus (De Wild.) Robyns
Diheteropogon grandiflorus (Hack.) Stapf
Diheteropogon maximus C.E. Hubb.
Heteropogon filifolius Nees
Heteropogon grandiflorus (Hack.) Roberty
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Status: Native
Caespitose perennial; culms 60–160 cm high, often glaucous. Leaf sheaths glabrous; ligule a minutely fringed rim 1–1.5 mm long; laminas 8–26 cm × 2.5–4 mm, inrolled, glabrous or with very short scattered hairs, tapering to a very fine point at the apex. Racemes in pairs, 7.5–9 cm long, robust, clearly exserted from the spatheoles; internodes and pedicels with silvery-white hairs. Sessile spikelet 6.5–9 mm long, with long silvery-white appressed hairs at the base; inferior glume with a deep median groove; lemma with an awn 7.5–11 cm long; anthers 4–6.5 mm long, straw-coloured. Pedicelled spikelet male, 14–20 mm long; inferior glume winged on the keels, purplish-green, coriaceous, acuminate at the apex and with a mucro 1–2 mm long.
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Habitat: Growing in dambos, swamps, sour grassland and along trodden paths
Altitude range: (metres) 1100 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe distribution: C,E
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21. As Diheteropogon grandiflorus

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 92.

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 103.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 135.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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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: Diheteropogon filifolius.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108780, retrieved 23 April 2024

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