Eriochrysis pallida Munro

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Eriochrysis pallida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eriochrysis pallida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

Eriochrysis pallida

Photo: Bart Wursten
Chakoma, NE of Harare

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Synonyms: Eriochrysis munroana (Hack.) Pilg.
Saccharum munroanum Hack.
Saccharum pallidum (Munro) Benth.
Common names:
Status: Native
Tufted perennial grass, 30-90 cm high. Inflorescence up to c. 14 cm long, consisting of 3-14 racemes each up to 4 cm long. Spikelets sessile, 3.5-6 m mm long covered in dense tawny hairs longer than the spikelets.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In swampy places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1000 - 1700 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Angola, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 2 November 2016

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 346. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Page 6.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 41.

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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Flora of Botswana: Eriochrysis pallida
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Flora of Malawi: Eriochrysis pallida
Flora of Mozambique: Eriochrysis pallida
Flora of Zambia: Eriochrysis pallida

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Eriochrysis pallida
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Eriochrysis pallida
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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: Eriochrysis pallida., retrieved 15 April 2024

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