Paspalidium obtusifolium (Delile) N.D. Simpson

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Synonyms: Digitaria obtusifolia (Del.) Roem. & Schult.
Panicum obtusifolium Del.
Paspalidium platyrrhachis C.E. Hubb.
Common names:
Like P. geminatum but leaf laminae broadly obtuse to acute, spikelets 3–4 mm. long and glumes shorter, the superior up to 1/2 length of spikelet.
Type location:
Derivation of specific name: obtusifolium: with obtuse leaves
Habitat: Marshy places and in water
Altitude range: Up to 1500 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Kenya to South Africa, Algeria and Egypt, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): S,W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 111.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 440. (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 142.

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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: Paspalidium obtusifolium., retrieved 3 June 2023

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