Trichopteryx dregeana Nees

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Perennial. Culms 30–100 cm. long, wiry, trailing, the internodes longer than the leaf-sheaths. Leaf laminae 1–3 cm. long, 1–3 mm. wide, linear, ± reflexed. Panicle 3–15 cm. long, narrowly ovate; pedicel hairs usually conspicuous, 0.5–2 mm. long. Spikelets 4–5 mm. long, glabrous or with a few hairs at the apex of the inferior glume. Superior lemma glabrous with conspicuous lateral tufts 2–3 mm. long; central awn 4–6 mm. long, the laterals 1.5–4 mm.
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Habitat: Wet flushes and marshy places
Altitude range: 1100 - 2100 m
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Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC, Namibia, Madagascar, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Malawi distribution: S
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Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 365.

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 56.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 214 - 216.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 63.

Klaassen Esmerialda, E.S. & Craven P. (2003). Checklist of grasses in Namibia SABONET Report No. 20 Page 95.

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.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 86.

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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: Trichopteryx dregeana., retrieved 18 April 2024

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