Sorghastrum incompletum (Presl) Nash
var. bipennatum (Hack.) P.D. Davila

Images: None on this site.

Specimen citations: Display citations Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Andropogon bipennatus Hack.
Sorghastrum bipennatum (Hack.) Pilg.
Sorghum bipennatum (Hack.) Kuntze
Common names:
Frequency:
Status:
Description:
Weak annual up to 150 cm high (rarely as much as 200 cm), often decumbent and rooting at the lower nodes and with short stilt roots; culms simple, the nodes shortly pilose; ligule a tough membrane; leaf laminas up to 30 cm × 3–10 mm, linear-lanceolate. Panicle loose, narrowly lanceolate; racemes reduced to a single sessile spikelet, always accompanied by 2 barren pilose pedicels c. 4 mm long. Spikelets 4–5.5 mm long, narrowly ovate, golden, paleate; callus rounded, without a noticeable fringe of hairs; inferior glume ovate, coriaceous, pilose on the back with white hairs; superior glume smooth on the back; inferior floret empty, the lemma hyaline, ciliate along the margins; superior floret bisexual, the lemma bilobed, sometimes inconspicuously so, awned; awn c. 40 mm long, bigeniculate, scabrid along the column, otherwise smooth; anthers not seen.
Type location:
Notes:
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Wooded grasslands
Altitude range: 1000 - 1600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): W,C,E
Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Literature:

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 28 - 30. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 60. As Sorghastrum bipennatum

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 110.

Setshogo, M.P. (2000). Notes on the grass subtribe Sorghinae (Poaceae: Andropogoneae) in the Flora Zambesiaca area Kirkia 17(2) Page 137.

Other sources of information about Sorghastrum incompletum var. bipennatum:

Our websites:

Flora of Malawi: Sorghastrum incompletum var. bipennatum
Flora of Mozambique: Sorghastrum incompletum var. bipennatum
Flora of Zimbabwe: Sorghastrum incompletum var. bipennatum

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Sorghastrum incompletum
African Plant Database: Sorghastrum incompletum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Sorghastrum incompletum
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Sorghastrum incompletum
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Sorghastrum incompletum
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Sorghastrum incompletum
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Sorghastrum incompletum
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Sorghastrum incompletum
iNaturalist: Sorghastrum incompletum
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Sorghastrum incompletum
JSTOR Plant Science: Sorghastrum incompletum
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Sorghastrum incompletum
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Sorghastrum incompletum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Sorghastrum incompletum
Plants of the World Online: Sorghastrum incompletum
Tropicos: Sorghastrum incompletum
Wikipedia: Sorghastrum incompletum


Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-21

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2021). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Sorghastrum incompletum var. bipennatum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108290, retrieved 20 October 2021

Site software last modified: 10 May 2018 10:51pm
Terms of use