Stereochlaena cameronii (Stapf) Pilg.

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Stereochlaena cameronii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, nr dam wall

Stereochlaena cameronii

Photo: Bart Wursten
Cleveland Dam, nr dam wall

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Synonyms: Chloridion cameronii Stapf
Stereochlaena jeffreysii Hack.
Common names: Gilston grass (English)
Status: Native
Tufted perennial grass, up to 1 m. Inflorescence digitate in 3-8 racemes, up to 16 cm long. Spikelets narrowly lanceolate with bristly awns up to 2 cm. Superior glume 0.1–0.5 mm. long, obtuse to acute. Inferior lemma entire, the awn 5–20 mm. long, rarely shorter on some of the spikelets. Superior floret dark brown.
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Habitat: In clearings in deciduous woodland, in drainage areas and rocky slopes.
Altitude range: 750 - 2100 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Mpumalanga, South Africa.
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 53.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 34.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 128 - 130. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 32. As Chloridion cameronii

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 110.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 146.

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 153.

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Flora of Botswana: Stereochlaena cameronii
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Stereochlaena cameronii
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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: Stereochlaena cameronii., retrieved 19 July 2024

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