Loxodera caespitosa (C.E. Hubb.) B.K. Simon

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Synonyms: Lasiurus epectinatus Napper
Loxodera epectinata (Napper) Launert
Phacelurus caespitosus C.E. Hubb.
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Status: Native
Densely caespitose perennial; culms up to 100 cm high; leaf laminas 5–30 cm × 2–5 mm. Raceme 6–10 cm long, stiff, grey; internodes clavate, pubescent, the scarious rim at the summit incomplete and exposing much of the callus. Sessile spikelet narrowly oblong-elliptic; inferior glume 5–7 mm long, glabrous or pubescent only towards the apex, the nerves prominently raised and rib-like, the margins not muricate. Pedicelled spikelet almost as long as the sessile, sometimes reduced.
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Habitat: Growing in upland dambos and along riverbanks
Altitude range: 1400 - 1550 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): N,C
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N
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Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 154 - 155. (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 106.

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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: Loxodera caespitosa.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109120, retrieved 7 June 2023

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