Hackelochloa granularis (L.) Kuntze

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Synonyms: Cenchrus granularis L.
Manisuris granularis (L.) L.f.
Rottboellia granularis (L.) Roberty
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Status: Native
Coarse annual; culms up to 100 cm high, erect. Leaf laminas 2–15 cm × 4–12 mm, coarsely hispid, subamplexicaul. Racemes 5–15 mm long. Sessile spikelet c. 1 mm long and wide; superior glume narrowly crested at the apex. Pedicelled spikelet 1.5–2.5 mm long.
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Habitat: Growing in open and wooded grassland, along roadsides and as a weed of alfalfa, cotton and maize
Altitude range: 400 - 1800 m
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Worldwide distribution: Throughout the tropics
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 30.

Cope, T.A. (2002). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(4) Pages 178 - 180. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 42.

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.

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Flora of Botswana: Hackelochloa granularis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hackelochloa granularis
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Wikipedia: Hackelochloa granularis

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: Hackelochloa granularis.
https://www.malawiflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=109210, retrieved 13 July 2024

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