Hyparrhenia newtonii (Hack.) Stapf
var. macra Stapf

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Common names:
Status: Native
Description as for H. newtonii var. newtonii but inferior glume of sessile spikelet pubescent to villous; pedicelled spikelets also sometimes villous.
Notes: The pilose sessile spikelets, southern bias in distribution and higher altitudes reached in parts of its range are all that justify maintaining var. macra as a distinct taxon.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland on stony hillsides, dambos and wooded grassland.
Altitude range: (metres) 1070 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Mainly in the southern part of the range of H. newtonii var. newtonii
Zimbabwe distribution: N,C,E
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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 350.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 32.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 128 - 129.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 45.

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 105.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 148. as Hyparrhenia newtonii

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Flora of Malawi: Hyparrhenia newtonii var. macra
Flora of Mozambique: Hyparrhenia newtonii var. macra
Flora of Zambia: Hyparrhenia newtonii var. macra

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hyparrhenia newtonii
African Plant Database: Hyparrhenia newtonii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Hyparrhenia newtonii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hyparrhenia newtonii
Plants of the World Online: Hyparrhenia newtonii
Tropicos: Hyparrhenia newtonii
Wikipedia: Hyparrhenia newtonii

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: Hyparrhenia newtonii var. macra.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108930, retrieved 24 April 2024

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