Acroceras macrum Stapf

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Synonyms: Neohusnotia macro (Stapf) Hsu
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Status: Native
Rhizomatous perennial. Culms 20–100 cm. high, decumbent below. Leaf laminae linear to broadly linear, flat or convolute, 1–8 mm. wide, glabrous or pubescent, without cross-nerves, the base as wide as the sheath or slightly cordate. Inflorescence 5–25 cm. long, the racemes 2–8 cm. long mostly rather short and appressed to the central axis. Spikelets 4–4.8 mm. long, oblong. Glumes not separated, the superior glume and inferior lemma distinctly nipped at the apex.
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Habitat: Streamsides, pond margins and swampy places
Altitude range: 1000 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Ethiopia to S. Africa
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 50 - 51. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 27.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 65.

Klaassen Esmerialda, E.S. & Craven P. (2003). Checklist of grasses in Namibia SABONET Report No. 20 Page 7.

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 99.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 129.

Timberlake, J.R. & Childes, S.L. (2004). Biodiversity of the Four Corners Area: Technical Reviews Volume Two (Chapter 5-15) Appendix 5-1: Plant Checklist Occasional Publications in Biodiversity 15 Page 186.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Acroceras macrum., retrieved 22 April 2024

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