Sacciolepis micrococca Mez

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Synonyms: Panicum micrococcum (Mez) Peter
Sacciolepis nana Stapf
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Status: Native
Annual, growing in clumps. Culms 15–70 cm. high. Leaf laminae filiform, folded, papillose on the nerves above. Panicle 2–15 cm. long, cylindrical, slender. Spikelets 0.7–1 mm. long, elliptic, slightly laterally compressed, glabrous.
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Habitat: Swampy places
Altitude range: 500 - 1500 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa, but mainly in the west, Malawi, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): E
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 43.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 57.

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 109.

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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: Sacciolepis micrococca., retrieved 25 June 2024

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