Hylebates cordatus Chippind.

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Straggling annual, rooting at the lower nodes. Culms 40–150 cm. high. Leaf laminae narrowly lanceolate, cordate and amplexicaul at the base. Panicle 8–25 cm. long, ovate, effuse. Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm. long. Inferior glume 0.5–1 mm. long, ovate, separated from the superior by a short columnar internode. Inferior lemma with an awnlet 0.5–1 mm. long.
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Derivation of specific name: cordatus: heart-shaped
Habitat: Shady places in thicket, woodland and riverine forest
Altitude range: 400 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E,S
Zambian distribution (Provinces): C,Lk
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 127 - 128. (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 105.

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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: Hylebates cordatus.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107470, retrieved 2 March 2024

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