Loudetia flavida (Stapf) C.E. Hubb.

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Synonyms: Loudetia pennata (Chiov.) C.E. Hubbard
Trichopteryx cuspidata Gilli
Trichopteryx flavida Stapf
Trichopteryx glabra Hack.
Trichopteryx pennata Chiov.
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial, the basal sheaths pubescent to woolly tomentose. Culms 30–150 cm. high, unbranched. Leaf blades up to 5 mm. wide, flat or filiform. Panicle 10–30 cm. long, linear to narrowly ovate, open or dense, the branches glabrous to pubescent or rarely villous. Spikelets 6–12 mm. long, glabrous or rarely tuberculate setose. Inferior glume acute to acuminate; superior glume and inferior lemma acuminate. Superior lemma 9-nerved, bidentate; awn 1.5–4.5 mm. long; stamens 3; callus 0.5–0.7 mm. long, linear, narrowly truncate.
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Habitat: Dry sandy or rocky soils in bushland and woodland
Altitude range: 600 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: tropical and South Africa
Malawi distribution: N,C
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 24.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 217 - 218.

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 47.

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 106.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 140.

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Wikipedia: Loudetia flavida

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: Loudetia flavida.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=108130, retrieved 25 April 2024

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