Tetrapogon tenellus (K.D. Koenig ex Roxb.) Chiov.

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Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

Tetrapogon tenellus

Photo: Chrissy Wenham
Malilangwe Reserve, Chiredzi

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Synonyms: Chloris tenella K.D. Koenig ex Roxb.
Chloris triangulata Hochst. ex A. Rich.
Tetrapogon triangulatus (Hochst. ex A. Rich.) Schweinf.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Annual or short-lived perennial, the culms loosely caespitose, erect or ascending, up to 60 cm tall; leaf sheaths loosely flabellate at the base; leaf laminas 5–22 cm × 2–4 mm.Racemes solitary or paired, 5–8 cm long.Spikelets 4–7-flowered, the lowermost 3–4 florets fertile and awned, the remainder sterile and awnless; glumes ovate-lanceolate, acute, acuminate or rarely awned, the inferior 2.8–4 mm long, the superior 3.2–4.2 mm long; lemmas obovate-triangular in profile, 5–5.8 mm long, shortly ciliate along the nerves or subglabrous, with an awn 5.4–10 mm long; anthers minute, c. 0.15 mm long.Caryopsis oblong, 1.8–3 mm long.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: tenellus: very soft, tender.
Habitat: In hot dry sandveld and on rocky outcrops, in mopane woodland and on black basaltic soils usually under Acacia spp
Altitude range: 200 - 600 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Sudan and southwards through tropical Africa to Angola, Namibia and South Africa, and in southwest Asia extending into India
Mozambique distribution: GI
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Content last updated: Sunday 8 August 2021
Literature:

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 55.

Cope, T.A. (1999). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(2) Pages 207 - 209. (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 111.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Tetrapogon tenellus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=105680, retrieved 25 September 2021

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