Oplismenus compositus (L.) P. Beauv.

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Synonyms: Panicum compositum L.
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Status: Native
Description:
Rambling perennial with culms 15–150 cm long. Leaves lanceolate to narrowly ovate. Racemes up to 11 cm long, the spikelet pairs distant. Spikelets 2.5–4 mm. long, hairless to pubescent; awns smooth and sticky, the longest in each pair of spikelets 3–10 mm.
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Habitat: In shade in forest.
Altitude range: 300 - 2000 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mainly tropical Asia, but also in the eastern half of Africa to Polynesia; rare in South America
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 6 - 8. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Malawi: Oplismenus compositus
Flora of Zambia: Oplismenus compositus
Flora of Zimbabwe: Oplismenus compositus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Oplismenus compositus
African Plant Database: Oplismenus compositus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Oplismenus compositus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Oplismenus compositus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Oplismenus compositus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Oplismenus compositus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Oplismenus compositus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Oplismenus compositus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Oplismenus compositus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Oplismenus compositus
JSTOR Plant Science: Oplismenus compositus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Oplismenus compositus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Oplismenus compositus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Oplismenus compositus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Oplismenus compositus
Tropicos: Oplismenus compositus


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: Oplismenus compositus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=106070, retrieved 18 June 2018

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