Eragrostis glandulosipedata De Winter

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Synonyms: Eragrostis cylindriflora sensu B.K. Simon, non Hochst.
Eragrostis jeffreysii sensu B.K. Simon, non Hack.
Common names:
Caespitose annual or rarely short-lived perennial; culms up to 50 cm tall, erect or ascending, often rooting from the lower nodes, branched or unbranched, glabrous at the nodes, with a ring of elongated glands just below the nodes; leaf sheaths glabrous or pilose with tubercle-based hairs, with or without glandular pits above; ligule a line of hairs; leaf laminas 4–8 cm × c. 3 mm, linear, flat or involute, thinly pilose or glabrous, eglandular.Panicle 6–14 cm long, narrowly oblong-ovate, rarely ovate, loose or somewhat dense, the spikelets evenly distributed on pedicels 1–2.5 mm long, the primary branches mostly branched from the base, often in a succession of whorls (the lowermost always whorled), terminating in a fertile spikelet, glabrous or pilose in the axils, the branchlets and pedicels with a glandular ring.Spikelets 4–6 × 1.4–2 mm, oblong or narrowly oblong, lightly laterally compressed, 4–10-flowered, the lemmas disarticulating from below upwards, the rhachilla persistent below but fragile above; glumes subequal, 1.3–1.8 mm long, lightly keeled, lanceolate to narrowly ovate in profile, scaberulous on the keel, subacute at the apex, the inferior reaching to between 1/2 and 2/3 the way along the adjacent lemma, the superior to 1/3 the way; lemmas 1.5–1.9 mm long, lightly keeled, narrowly oblong-elliptic in profile, membranous but with obscure lateral nerves, ± appressed to the rhachilla, those in opposite rows not imbricate, the rhachilla visible between them, grey-green, minutely asperulous, obtuse to broadly rounded at the apex; palea persistent, glabrous on the flanks, the keels slender, wingless, scaberulous; anthers 3, 0.7–1 mm long.Caryopsis 0.6–0.7 mm long, elliptic.
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Notes: Caespitose annual or rarely short-lived perennial
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Habitat: In woodland and open short grassland on Kalahari Sand, in clayey soils of shallow pans and mopane woodlands, in thickets on pan margins and in coastal sand; also as a ruderal
Altitude range: Up to 1060 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Page 132.

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 104.

Poilecot, P. (2007). Eragrostis species of Zimbabwe Éditions Quae,Versailles, France Pages 178 - 179. (Includes a picture).

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

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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: Eragrostis glandulosipedata., retrieved 20 May 2024

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