Nematopoa longipes (Stapf & C.E. Hubb.) C.E. Hubb.

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Synonyms: Crinipes longipes (Stapf & C.E. Hubb.) C.E. Hubb.
Triraphis longipes Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
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Status: Native
Loosely caespitose perennial up to 80 cm tall, arising from a slender rhizome and forming tufts up to 30 cm in diameter; culms erect, slender; leaf lamina 7–25 cm long, filiform, flexuous, firm but not pungent, glabrous.Panicle 6–16 cm long, ovate or oblong, the branches ascending or spreading.Spikelets 4.5–8.5 mm long; inferior glume minute, 0.4–0.9 mm long, narrowly lanceolate, nerveless; superior glume 1.3–1.8 mm long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, 0–1-nerved; lemmas 2.8–4.2 mm long, narrowly oblong-lanceolate; awn 11–13 mm long.
Type location:
Zimbabwe, Harare
Derivation of specific name: longipes: long-stalked
Habitat: Seasonally waterlogged and swampy grassland
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Flora Zambesiaca area
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 14 - 15. (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 107.

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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: Nematopoa longipes., retrieved 25 April 2024

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