Pogonochloa greenwayi C.E. Hubb.

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Perennial with short oblique rhizome; culms up to 50 cm tall, usually erect, with the leaves confined to the lower 1/3; lowermost leaf sheaths densely imbricate, loose, persistent, irregularly splitting; leaf laminas 3–15 cm × 2–6 mm, flat, linear-lanceolate, glaucous, rigid, narrowed at the apex into a hard blunt point.Inflorescence up to 8 cm × 5–9 mm, erect, purplish-green at first, becoming dark or brownish-red; racemes up to 1.3 cm long.Spikelets 3–3.5 mm long (excluding the awns); glumes scaberulous on the keels above, with an awn up to 2 mm long; fertile lemma 2.3–2.75 mm long, asperulous, the awn up to 50 mm long; second lemma up to 2 mm long, the awn up to 25 mm long; anthers 1–1.5 mm long.
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Habitat: In montane and watershed grasslands, in damp sandy soil besides streams and on dambo margins
Altitude range: 1200 - 1350 m
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Worldwide distribution: Known only from the Flora Zambesiaca area
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 244 - 246. (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 108.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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: Pogonochloa greenwayi.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105970, retrieved 27 May 2024

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