Poecilostachys oplismenoides (Hack.) Clayton

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Poecilostachys oplismenoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Poecilostachys oplismenoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

Poecilostachys oplismenoides

Photo: Bart Wursten
Castleburn Forest, Vumba

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Synonyms: Chloachne oplismenoides (Hack.) Robyns
Poecilostachys flaccidula Rendle
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Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Trailing perennial grass often with aerial roots at the nodes. Leaves lanceolate. Inflorescence a lax raceme along a central axis. Spikelets in pairs or small clusters, lanceolate, 6-8 mm, armed with stiff bristles.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: oplismenoides: resembling the genus Oplismenus, another genus of forest grasses
Habitat: In shaded evergreen forest.
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Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From Nigeria and Ethiopia south to Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Literature:

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 361. (Includes a picture).

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 3 - 4. (Includes a picture).

Jackson, G. & Wiehe, P.O. (1958). An Annotated Check List of Nyasaland Grasses The Government Printer, Zomba, Nyasaland Page 32. As Chloachne oplismenoides

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 152.

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Flora of Malawi: Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Flora of Zambia: Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Flora of Zimbabwe: Poecilostachys oplismenoides

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Poecilostachys oplismenoides
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Poecilostachys oplismenoides
The Plant List (version 1.1): Poecilostachys oplismenoides
Tropicos: Poecilostachys oplismenoides


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Poecilostachys oplismenoides.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106040, retrieved 11 December 2018

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