Eriochrysis brachypogon (Stapf) Stapf

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Synonyms: Eriochrysis brachypogon subsp. australis J.G. Anderson
Eriochrysis pallida sensu Stent & Rattray, non Munro.
Eriochrysis phaenostachys Pilg.
Saccharum brachypogon Stapf
Common names:
Like E. pallida, but callus barbate with rufous hairs up to half the length of the spikelet and inferior glume coriaceous, shining, the nerves obscure.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Swampy grassland
Altitude range: 1300 - 1700 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widely distributed in tropical and South Africa
Malawi distribution: N
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 25.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 6 - 7. (Includes a picture).

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 105.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 138.

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Flora of Botswana: Eriochrysis brachypogon
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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: Eriochrysis brachypogon., retrieved 17 April 2024

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