Trichopteryx elegantula (Hook. f.) Stapf

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Synonyms: Arundinella elegantula Hook. f.
Trichopteryx delicatissima Phipps
Trichopteryx elegantula (Hook. f.) Stapf var. katangensis Chippindal
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Status: Native
Notes: See Trichopteryx stolziana for comparison.
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Altitude range: 1200 - 2300 m
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Worldwide distribution: From Sierra Leone to DRC, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.
Malawi distribution: N,C,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.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 214.

Phipps, J.B. (1964). Studies in the Arundinelleae (Graminae), I. Classification of the taxa occurring in Bechuanaland, The Rhodesias and Nyasaland, and Mo├žambique Kirkia 4 Page 119. as Trichopteryx elegantissima

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 137.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Trichopteryx elegantula
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Trichopteryx elegantula
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Trichopteryx elegantula
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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 elegantula., retrieved 18 April 2024

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