Danthoniopsis petiolata (J.B. Phipps) Clayton

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Synonyms: Rattraya petiolata J.B. Phipps
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Perennial. Culms 1–2.5 m. high. Leaf laminae 10–35 mm. wide, one margin crinkly, at least the inferior with a false petiole 1–15 cm. long. Panicle 20–35 cm. long, loose. Spikelets 9–13 mm. long. Inferior glume 1/2 length of spikelet, acuminate. Inferior lemma 7-nerved. Superior lemma 9-nerved, pilose but the hairs not in tufts, bidentate, with an awn 10–15 mm. long; palea keels narrowly winged, without auricles or appendages.
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Habitat: Cliffs and shallow soils
Altitude range: 600 - 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 202.

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 102.

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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: Danthoniopsis petiolata.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108000, retrieved 23 April 2024

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