Elytrophorus spicatus (Willd.) A. Camus

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Synonyms: Dactylis spicata Willd.
Elytrophorus articulatus P. Beauv.
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Status: Native
Annual up to 60 cm tall, erect or geniculately ascending; leaf lamina up to 30 cm × 4 mm, glabrous.Inflorescence 3–30 cm long, the glomerules ovoid to cylindrical, 5–7 mm in diameter, often confluent, the bracts scarcely exceeding the spikelets.Glumes 1.8–2.3 mm long, lanceolate, scabrid; lemmas (1)2–2.5(3.2) mm long (including awn), broadly elliptic, drawn out into a slender awn 1–2.5 times as long as the body of the lemma; palea wings inconspicuous, enfolded by the lemma.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: spicatus: arranged in a spike.
Habitat: Deciduous woodland, usually in black clay soil of dry seasonal pans
Altitude range: 910 - 1460 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Australia, India, Indo-China, Sri Lanka, throughout tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk,S
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 2 - 3. (Includes a picture).

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 103.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 136.

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 188.

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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: Species information: Elytrophorus spicatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=103950, retrieved 24 July 2024

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