Forest grasses

The following is a list of native or naturalised species which, at least some of the time, possess this spot-character.

These are grasses occurring in deep shade in forests; either riverine or montane forests. Species which occur in more open habitats such as forest edges and clearings are not included here. These grasses are often relatively broad-leaved.

FamilySpeciesComment
Poaceae Isachne mauritiana
Poaceae Megastachya mucronata
Poaceae Olyra latifolia
Poaceae Oplismenus burmannii
Poaceae Oplismenus compositus
Poaceae Oplismenus hirtellus
Poaceae Oplismenus undulatifolius
Poaceae Panicum monticola
Poaceae Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Poaceae Pseudechinolaena polystachya
Number of species: 10


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Malawi: List of species with each spot-character: Forest grasses.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species-spot-display.php?species_id=1200, retrieved 24 October 2019

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