Eriochloa macclounii Stapf

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Annual. Culms 60–180 cm. high, erect. Inflorescence of 5–many racemes, these 3–6 cm. long bearing paired spikelets on a pubescent to triquetrous rhachis. Spikelets 3.5–5 mm. long, lanceolate, pubescent to pilose. Inferior glume absent; superior glume attenuate to an awn-point 1–3 mm. long. Inferior floret with a palea. Superior lemma with a mucro 1–2 mm. long.
Notes: Not cited for Malawi in Flora Zambesiaca volume 10 part 3:86 (1989).
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Habitat: Mopane woodland, drainage courses and flood plains
Altitude range: 60 - 1100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 16.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 86.

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 104.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

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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: Eriochloa macclounii., retrieved 22 July 2024

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