Oryzidium barnardii C.E. Hubb. & Schweick.

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Status: Native
Perennial. Culms 80–150 cm. long, spongy, rooting at the nodes. Panicle 10–25 cm. long, narrowly ovate. Spikelets 8–10 mm. long. Inferior glume usually 1–2 mm. long and obtuse, rarely longer and acute; superior glume scabrid on lateral nerves, tipped by an awn 6–18 mm. long. Superior floret 4–5 mm. long, acuminate.
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Habitat: Floating in water
Altitude range: 1000 m (approx)
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 58 - 59. (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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 141.

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 191.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Oryzidium barnardii.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106740, retrieved 30 November 2023

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