Hylebates cordatus Chippind.

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Straggling annual, rooting at the lower nodes. Culms 40–150 cm. high. Leaf laminae narrowly lanceolate, cordate and amplexicaul at the base. Panicle 8–25 cm. long, ovate, effuse. Spikelets 2.5–3.5 mm. long. Inferior glume 0.5–1 mm. long, ovate, separated from the superior by a short columnar internode. Inferior lemma with an awnlet 0.5–1 mm. long.
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Derivation of specific name: cordatus: heart-shaped
Habitat: Shady places in thicket, woodland and riverine forest
Altitude range: 400 - 1300 m
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Worldwide distribution: Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Mozambique distribution: Z,MS
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Literature:

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Pages 127 - 128. (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 105.

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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Hylebates cordatus
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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: Hylebates cordatus.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107470, retrieved 5 December 2021

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