Details of record no: 93989

Eragrostis pallens Hack.

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Date: 13 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Location: Caprivi: Lutalo, west of Katima Mulilo - mopane woodland.
Location code(s):
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724C2
Grid reference:
FZ Divisions (Flora Zambesiaca):
Current administrative provinces:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Graminoid; Notes: Tall, erect, tufted, perennial grass, up to 1,5 m high when in flowr. Culm erect to slightly geniculate at base, unbranched, reed-like, terete, yellow-green, glabrous, glaucous. Leaf blade tightly rolled and tapering to a fine tip, up to 30 cem long, old leaves shrivelled and persistent at base, yellow- to dull-green, glabrous, base notched. Ligule a narrow, brown rim with sparse, short white hairs. Leaf sheath open but becoming imbricate around culm towards base, margin hyaline, fresh green, glabrous. Inflorescence a panicle, ovate in broad outline, 400 x 150 mm, secondary axis alternate but tending to be basally whorled glabrous, tertiary axis slender and undulate. Spikelets laterally flattened, ovoid. Flowers up to 5 x 1 mm, awnless. Glumes yellow to dark green, glabrous.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.375000
Location Accuracy Code: 5

Map of species record

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Individual record no: 93989: Eragrostis pallens., retrieved 11 August 2022

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