Hyperthelia dissoluta (Steud.) Clayton

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Hyperthelia dissoluta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, near dam wall

Hyperthelia dissoluta

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, near dam wall

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Synonyms: Andropogon ruprechtii Hack.
Anthistiria dissoluta Nees ex Steud.
Hyparrhenia dissoluta (Nees ex Steud.) C.E. Hubb.
Hyparrhenia ruprechtii (Hack.) E. Fourn.
Common names: Geeltamboekiegras (Afrikaans) Yellow thatching-grass (English)
Status: Native
Robust perennial tufted grass, 1-3 m tall. Inflorescence a long, false panicle. Spikelets large with long, stiff, yellow awns.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Occurring in deciduous woodland, wooded grassland and along riverbanks. Also on roadsides and in disturbed areas.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1600 m
Flowering time:Dec - Jun
Worldwide distribution: Throughout tropical Africa and introduced into tropical America
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 136 - 138. (Includes a picture).

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 461. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 44. As Hyparrhenia dissoluta

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.

Roodt, V. (2015). Grasses & Grazers of Botswana and the surrounding savanna Struik Nature, South Africa Pages 142 - 143. (Includes a picture).

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 139.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 149.

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.

Other sources of information about Hyperthelia dissoluta:

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Flora of Botswana: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Flora of Caprivi: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Flora of Malawi: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Flora of Mozambique: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Flora of Zambia: Hyperthelia dissoluta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hyperthelia dissoluta
African Plant Database: Hyperthelia dissoluta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hyperthelia dissoluta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Hyperthelia dissoluta
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Hyperthelia dissoluta
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Hyperthelia dissoluta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Hyperthelia dissoluta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Hyperthelia dissoluta
iNaturalist: Hyperthelia dissoluta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hyperthelia dissoluta
JSTOR Plant Science: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Plants of the World Online: Hyperthelia dissoluta
The Plant List (version 1.1): Hyperthelia dissoluta
Tropicos: Hyperthelia dissoluta
Wikipedia: Hyperthelia dissoluta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Hyperthelia dissoluta.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109040, retrieved 12 November 2019

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