Paspalum lamprocaryon K. Schum.

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Synonyms: Paspalum auriculatum auct. non Presl.
Paspalum scrobiculatum var. lanceolatum de Koning & Sosef
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Status: Native
Perennial. Culms 90–200 cm. high, 3–7 mm. in diam., stout, leafy with the sheaths usually overlapping and concealing the node, ascending, rooting at the nodes below. Leaf laminae 8–30 cm. long, 8–27 mm. wide, narrowly lanceolate, often broadly rounded at the base, acute at the apex. Racemes 2–11 on an axis up to 9 cm. long, each raceme 4–12 cm. long, the spikelets borne singly on a rhachis 2–3 mm. wide. Spikelets 2–3 mm. long, resembling P. scrobiculatum.
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Habitat: Streamsides and drainage hollows
Altitude range: 700 - 1600 m
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Worldwide distribution: Tropical Africa
Malawi distribution: N,S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 90 - 91.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Pages 52 - 53. As Paspalum auriculatum

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 108.

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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: Paspalum lamprocaryon., retrieved 18 April 2024

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