Danthoniopsis viridis (Rendle) C.E. Hubb.

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Synonyms: Danthoniopsis gossweileri Stapf
Danthoniopsis intermedia C.E. Hubb.
Danthoniopsis minor Stapf & C.E. Hubb.
Danthoniopsis westii Phipps
Trichopteryx viridis Rendle
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Tufted perennial. Culms 30–140 cm. high. Leaf laminae 2–15 mm. wide, one margin crinkly. Panicle 5–30 cm. long, contracted, the branches glabrous to villous. Spikelets 7–14 mm. long. Inferior glume 1/2 as long as spikelet, glabrous to pubescent, obtuse to acute. Inferior lemma 5–7-nerved. Superior lemma 9-nerved, pilose at base with a row of 8 tufts across the back, acutely bilobed, with an awn 7–15 mm. long; palea keels winged to midway, the wing terminating in an auricle.
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Habitat: Rocky places in Brachystegia woodland
Altitude range: 1200 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): Cb,C,W
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 201 - 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, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Danthoniopsis viridis.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108020, retrieved 29 September 2023

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