Details of record no: 94529

Melinis repens (Willd.) Zizka
subsp. repens

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Record details:

Date: 10 Feb 1988
Recorder(s):GL Maggs
Collector(s):GL Maggs
Determiner(s):HH Kolberg
Habitat: Growing in Mopane woodland.
Location: Caprivi: Near Ibbu.
Location code(s):
Outing code:
Planted code: Not planted
Country: Namibia (Caprivi Strip)
Quarter Degree Square: 1724D1
Grid reference:
FZ Divisions (Flora Zambesiaca):
Current administrative provinces:
Altitude (metres): 0
Notes: Annual grass, up to 50 cm high when in flower. Inflorescence an open panicle, 70 mm long, borne on slender peduncle obscured by lower leaf blade. Leaf blade narrowly tapering, folded, up to 200 x 8 mm, softly textured with very sparsely scattered white indumentum, margin tends to ciliate especially. Leaf sheath overlapping, same length as blade with long, white straight hairs. Culm slender, erect with scattered, fine, white indumentum, yellow-green with occasional purple tints, nodes purple with a band of fine white hairs. Spikelet ovoid, 2.5 mm long enclosed by long silky hairs often with pink tinge, awn lacking. Spikelet stalk fine undulating. Anthers exerted, 1.5 mm long, golden yellow. Ligule a band of dense white hairs with longer silky hairs on collar.
Latitude, Longitude: -17.625000, 24.625000
Location Accuracy Code: 4

Map of species record

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Individual record no: 94529: Melinis repens., retrieved 1 March 2024

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