Eriochrysis purpurata (Rendle) Stapf

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Synonyms: Eriochrysis brachypogon sensu Simon, non (Stapf) Stapf.
Saccharum purpuratum Rendle
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Like E. pallida, but spikelets 5–7 mm long, callus barbate with tawny hairs 1/3–1/2 the length of the spikelet, and inferior glume thinly chartaceous, dull, the nerves visible.
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Habitat: Swampy places
Altitude range: 1400 - 2340 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,W,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Nw,Lp
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 346.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 6 - 8.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 41.

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.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 147.

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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: Eriochrysis purpurata., retrieved 7 June 2023

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