Tristachya rehmannii Hack.

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Synonyms: Dolichochaete rehmannii (Hack.) J.B. Phipps
Dolichochaete rehmannii subsp. mosambicensis Phipps
Dolichochaete rehmannii var. helenae (Buscal. & Muschl.) Phipps
Dolichochaete rehmannii var. pilosa (C.E. Hubbard) Phipps
Tristachya glabra Stapf
Tristachya helenae Buscal. & Muschl.
Tristachya hockii De Wild.
Tristachya rehmannii var. helenae (Buscal. & Muschl.) C.E. Hubbard
Tristachya rehmannii var. pilosa C.E. Hubbard
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Status: Native
Compactly tufted perennial. Culms 20–90 cm. high, slender, the basal sheaths silky villous. Leaf laminae 1–3(6) mm. wide, flat. Panicle up to 20 cm. long, narrowly lanceolate, nodding, bearing 1–6(8) triads of spikelets with connate pedicels. Spikelets 18–33 mm. long, yellowish with the inferior glume purple-brown, glabrous or very rarely tuberculate-ciliate. Inferior glume 1/2–3/4 length of spikelet. Superior lemma pubescent, the lobes tapering into bristles 10–20 mm. long, these deciduous with the central awn which is 3–9 cm. long.
Derivation of specific name: rehmannii: named for Anton Rehmann, 1840-1917, Polish botanist and collector
Habitat: Margins of seasonally wet drainage tracts
Altitude range: 600 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: N,C,S
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Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 208 - 209.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 64. As Tristachya rehmanii helenae (if syn)

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 111.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 147.

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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: Tristachya rehmannii., retrieved 15 April 2024

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