Danthoniopsis chimanimaniensis (J.B. Phipps) Clayton

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Synonyms: Gazachloa chimanimaniensis J.B. Phipps
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Status: Native
Tufted perennial. Culms 60–100 cm. high. Leaf laminae setaceous, the margins not crinkly. Panicle 6–15 cm. long. Spikelets 8–10 mm. long. Inferior glume 4/5 length of spikelet, acuminate. Inferior lemma 5-nerved. Superior lemma 7-nerved, pilose and with a row of 8 tufts across the back, setaceously bilobed (setae 1–2 mm. long), with a persistent awn 12–18 mm. long; palea keels narrowly winged to apex; callus cuneate, narrowly obtuse.
Derivation of specific name: chimanimaniensis: of the Chimanimani mountains
Habitat: In rocky places along clear, fast-flowing streams.
Altitude range: 950 - 1650 m
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Worldwide distribution: Restricted to the Chimanimani Mountains of Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
Mozambique distribution: MS
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Endemic status: Near Endemic
Red data list status: Lower Risk - near threatened
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Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 20.

Clayton, W.D. (1989). Poaceae Flora Zambesiaca 10(3) Page 201.

Darbyshire, I., Timberlake, J., Osborne, J., Rokni, S., Matimele, H., Langa. C., Datizua, C., de Sousa, C., Alves, T., Massingue, A., Hadj-Hammou, J., Dhanda, S., Shah, T., Wursten, B. (2019). The endemic plants of Mozambique: diversity and conservation status Phytotaxa 136 Page 78.

Golding, J.S. (ed.) (2002). Zimbabwe Plant Red Data List. Southern African Plant Red Data Lists. SABONET 14 Page 176.

Goodier, R. & Phipps, J.B. (1961). A revised checklist of the vascular plants of the Chimanimani Mountains Kirkia 1 Page 48. as Danthoniopsis sp.

Mapaura, A. (2002). Endemic Plant Species of Zimbabwe. Kirkia 18(1) Page 131.

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 102.

Phipps, J.B. (1964). Studies in the Arundinelleae (Graminae), I. Classification of the taxa occurring in Bechuanaland, The Rhodesias and Nyasaland, and Moçambique Kirkia 4 Pages 116 - 117. as Gazachloa chimanimaniensis

Wild, H. (1964). The endemic species of the Chimanimani Mountains and their significance Kirkia 4 Pages 133 - 134. as Gazachloa chimanimaniensis

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 85.

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Danthoniopsis chimanimaniensis.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=107980, retrieved 19 May 2024

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